Rejecting all the four amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Finance Bill. The Rajya Sabha can only recommend changes to the Finance Bill and not block the legislation as the Upper House doesn’t have a say in the matters of money bills. On Wednesday, the House saw a lively exchange between the Opposition and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The Opposition has been relentless in their criticism against the government. The Congress have accused the BJP-led government of circumventing the House procedure and incorporating amendments for several other laws in a money bill. The debate also saw discussion on transparency in political funding, linking of Aadhaar card, merging of several tribunals.
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