Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee`s ultimatum notwithstanding, government Monday expressed confidence that her party will be on board to ensure passage of the Budget and the Finance Bill for 2012-13 by May 8.
BJP-led NDA boycotted the debate on Finance Bill in the Lok Sabha following differences
with the government over the timing of taking up a discussion over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s statement on cash-for-votes scam.
Deepening the political crisis in
Goa, State NCP on Saturday authorised
its legislators to abstain from voting on the finance bill to
be presented in the assembly to protest Congress ministers`
remarks against the party.