Black Money Bill to be tabled in Rajya Sabha todayNew Delhi: The Companies Bill and Black Money Bill will be tabled before Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the last day of the budget session.An agreement on passing the two bills on Wednesday was reached in
New Delhi: The Companies Bill and Black Money Bill will be tabled before Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, the last day of the budget session.
An agreement on passing the two bills on Wednesday was reached in the house, after a much heated discussion on corruption allegations against union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari.
As Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the companies bill, opposition members pointed out that Congress had just walked out of the house expressing dissatisfaction with Gadkari's clarifications.
At this, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said nobody forced Congress members to walk out.
Jaitley meanwhile insisted that the bill should be taken up as it had to be returned to Lok Sabha and Wednesday will be the last day of the session.
Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad, who entered the house just at that time, suggested that the bill could be taken up for discussion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday when the house meets for the day.
Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien said the two bills such as Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and the Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets Bill, popularly known as the black money bill, will be discussed on Wednesday.
Both ruling and opposition parties later agreed that both bills will be passed on Wednesday.
(With inputs from agencies)