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LS approves Jharkhand Interim Budget, resolution on Prez rule

india Updated: Feb 19, 2009 15:10 IST

The Lok Sabha on Thursday approved amid din the over Rs 9,000 crore Interim Budget for Jharkhand as also a statutory resolution approving imposition of President's rule in the state without any discussion.

After Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed moved the resolution and the House took up combined discussion on the Interim Budget, Deputy Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal called Uday Singh (BJP) to speak on it.

But the din caused by PMK and MDMK members over the issue of statement of External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on the Sri Lanka issue prompted the Chair to ask Minister of State for Finance Pawan Bansal to move the relevant Appropriation Bills.

Amid objections by the Left parties as also BJP members, the vote on account for the first four months of 2009-10 and the supplementary demands for grants for Jharkhand 2008-09 were passed along with the relevant appropriation bills within minutes.

Jharkhand was brought under Central rule on January 19 following a major political crisis after Chief Minister Shibu Soren lost from the Tamar assembly seat in the bye elections. The assembly was kept under suspended animation.

The total amount sought in the vote on account was over Rs 9014.95 crore, the budget document said.