GOA:In a move that drew widespread criticism from all quarters, the Pramod Sawant-led government passed the Rs 21,000-crore budget without any discussion and after evicting the entire opposition from the House on Monday.
The united opposition’s move for an adjournment motion to discuss Covid and its demand for a reset of the Rs 353.6-crore surplus budget was brushed aside by the government, with chief minister Pramod sawant even saying the passing of the budget was essential for Covid management.
Sawant, who was under attack from the opposition, tried to justify passing of the budget. “If we want to do Covid management, then it is essential to pass the budget and I request the opposition to allow the business,” he said.
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