Amid LAC rigidity, addl Rs1.2K cr for border roads

New Delhi, September 14

With India and China locked in an intense army standoff alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the federal government at this time sought Rs 1,200-crore improve within the finances for strategic roads within the border areas all alongside the LAC.

Prime Minister

Standing by troopers

Hope all MPs will ship out a message in a single voice that the nation stands behind our troopers posted on the border.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman sought Parliament’s nod for extra spending on border roads, as a part of the general supplementary grants for the continuing fiscal, ending March 31, 2021.

In the Union Budget in February, a sum of Rs 3,050 crore was earmarked for roads in border areas. The addition of Rs 1,200 crore makes it a 39 per cent bounce over the unique allocation. — TNS

Legislative overreach

This is legislative overreach and a direct assault on the federal construction. — Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress

It is past the legislative competence of this House to enact any regulation on agriculture, which is a site of state governments. — Shashi Tharoor, Congress

Farming will transfer into the arms of capitalists with these legislations. — Saugata Roy, TMC

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