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Haryana budget session adjourned sine die

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Chandigarh, Mar 24 (UNI) The Haryana Vidhan Sabha was today adjourned sine die after the passage of the state's budgetary proposals for 2006-07.

The state assembly also passed the Haryana Appropriation Bill (No.

2) 2007, allowing the government to withdraw Rs 19,154.24 crore out of the state's consolidated fund for the expenditure in the ensuing financial year 2006-07.

Another Appropriation Bill (No. 1) was also passed today in assembly for spending Rs 644.50 crore to meet the expenditures in the outgoing financial year 2005-06.

The state's budget, with a deficit of Rs 65.47 crore, was today passed by a voice vote in absence of the entire opposition, comprising the Indian National Lok Dal and BJP members, who had staged a walkout on the pretext that they were not being allowed to speak on the floor of the House.

The budget was presented by Haryana Finance minister Birender Singh on March 17.

The motion for adjournment of the current session sine die was moved by Parliamentary Affairs minister Randeep Singh Surjewala and adopted by voice vote.

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