Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be presenting the annual budget for the year 2017 despite the death of sitting Member of Parliament E Ahamed this morning.
The parliament typically adjourns for a day after the death of a member of the parliament.
Lok Sabha speaker Sumita Mahajan paid obituary to E Ahamed before the budget was tabled and said that the house will be adjourned tomorrow.
We have to keep in mind that budget is a constitutional obligation, will have to be presented: Sumitra Mahajan #EAhamed— ANI (@ANI_news) February 1, 2017
I would have adjourned the house, but today's sitting has been fixed by President for presentation of #Budget2017 : Sumitra Mahajan in LS— ANI (@ANI_news) February 1, 2017
Instead the house will be adjourned tomorrow as a mark of respect for #EAhamed ji: Sumitra Mahajan in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) February 1, 2017
Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2017-2018 in the Lok Sabha at 11 am. Many ministers, including Lalu Prasad Yadav and HD Deve Gowda said that the Budget should not be presented today.
Its not March 31, there is a lot of time to present budget. Govt can postpone it: Mallikarjun Kharge #EAhamed— ANI (@ANI_news) February 1, 2017
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also took to Twitter to express her resentment on the Budget 2017.
Controversial budget became even more controversial...— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 1, 2017
Very sad to see the way E Ahamed Ji and family were handled— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 1, 2017