The Lok Sabha was adjourned for 30 minutes after Opposition was irked and demanded apology from MoS Finance Anurag Thakur over his remarks on Gandhi Family. As many opposition leaders criticised PM CARES fund during the discussion on The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, Anurag Thakur accused Gandhi family of ‘cheating’ public by accumulating public money by creating funds under different names. “Nehru ji ordered the creation of Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund in 1948 like a royal order but its registration has not been done even till today. How did it get FCRA clearance?” Thakur asked.
The Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were passed by voice vote in the Rajya Sabha on Friday. While several MPs supported the idea of salary deductions, they also sought the resumption of MPLAD funds to contain the impact of Covid-19.
Besides this, The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 were also passed by voice vote in the Upper House today. Earlier in the day, the Upper House paid their tributes to Karnataka MP Ashok Gasti, who succumbed to coronavirus late on Thursday.