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Rajya Sabha Passes Budget, Finance Bill Without Debate; Citizenship, Triple Talaq Bills Lapse

The Upper House adjourned sine dine.
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NEW DELHI — The Rajya Sabha passed the Interim Budget and Finance Bill 2019-20 without a debate on Wednesday — the last day of the Budget session of Parliament.

As the Upper House adjourned sine dine, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the Triple Talaq Bill lapsed. Both the bills had been passed in the Lok Sabha and sent to the Rajya Sabha. They will have to be passed in the Lower House again after a new Lok Sabha is elected, according to The Indian Express.

The Interim Budget, Appropriation Bills and Finance Bill were passed by a voice vote in the Upper House after a broad consensus was arrived among political parties to pass them without debate.

Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla moved that the Appropriation and Finance Bills be passed.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu put the bills to vote, which were approved by voice vote and returned to the Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha had on February 11 passed the Appropriation Bills and had on Tuesday passed the Finance Bill.

(With PTI inputs)

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