Opposition not party to Finance Bill, Rail Budget passage sans debate

The Opposition protest came after Speaker Meira Kumar announced that the money bills would be passed without discussion.

Coalgate scam: Kamal Nath likely to meet more Opposition leaders

The government is expected to reach out to the Opposition by Monday when Parliament resumes amid concerns over continued disruption of both Houses over the coalgate issue.

`Morally incorrect` for K`taka govt to present budget

Union Minister for Minority Affairs K Rahman Khan said it would be `constitutionally and morally incorrect` for the BJP government in Karnataka to present a full-fledged budget.

`Budgetary exercise to be completed by May 8`

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.

NDA boycotts Finance Bill

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.

Irish election likely late February after deal

Irish PM was earlier forced into calling a general election for March 11.

Govt using CBI to rope in support on Finance Bill: JD(U) chief

With BSP throwing its weight
behind UPA on the cut motion against the Finance Bill, JD(U)
on Tuesday accused the government of misusing CBI to rope in
parties in its favour on the issue.

Congress issues whip to Lok Sabha MPs

In a bid to ensure that the Finance Bill is passed without any hitch, the Congress has issued a whip to all its MPs to be present for seven days of the Lok Sabha proceedings starting April 20.

NCP MLAs to abstain from voting for finance bill in Goa

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.