PIL Filed Against The Interim Budget

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An Advocate has moved to the Supreme Court and filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against the Narendra Modi government challenging the decision to introduce an interim budget in Parliament on Friday, by saying that the Constitution does not provide any provision for that, it only allows a vote-on-account in the election year.

Monohar Lal Sharma, the petitioner has urged the Court to constitute a special investigation team lead by a retired Supreme Court judge to prove the alleged conspiracy by the prime minister and the union cabinet for “wrong advice to the president to sign the interim budget”

Mr. Sharma has made the Prime Minister Narendra Modi respondent no 2 and has justified the plea for a Special Investigation Team prove. “The interim budget of 2019-20 is an outcome of criminal political conspiracy hatched by the respondent no 2 and his cabinet ministers for their political benefit, inducing wrong advice to the president of India to sign the budget without disclosing the true fact that there is no provision of an interim budget for two/four months during the election year under the Constitution.” the petitioner said.

The petitioner has alleged that “the respondent no 2 and his cabinet did not disclose true facts to the Hon’ble President that Article 116 allows for a “Vote on Account” for short terms during the election years”

Source: The Telegraph