File image of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
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New Delhi: Lok Sabha passed the Finance Bill 2020 without discussion on Monday.

The Union government said it was an “extraordinary situation”, a reference to the coronavirus pandemic, as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the bill for passage.

The House negated amendments moved by Opposition members.

Parliament is likely to be adjourned sine die on Monday.


Also read: All India Trinamool Congress asks all MPs to withdraw from Parliament due to coronavirus


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