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Union Budget 2017 Live: Confusion Following Death of Ahamed, But Postponement Unlikely

The death of Ahamed, former Union Minister and sitting Member of Parliament has raised doubts about presentation of the Budget today. As per convention the House adjourns for a day, after mourning the departed sitting member.

Government sources however, say a postponement of Budget is unlikely as there has been a precedent where a Budget presentation went ahead after passing an obit reference. Government sources say all Budget papers are printed with today’s date, postponement will cause many hassles.

The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat have not been informed of any postponement. The decision is likely to be announced on the floor of the House.

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