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Parliament highlights: SPG Bill, UT merger, FM's views on economy, and more
Parliament Winter Session 2019: In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that growth in India may have come down, but the country is not facing recession
File photo: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament
In Parliament today, the Bill to amend Special Protection Group Act was one of the biggest developments. As the House took up the SPG (Amendment) Bill for discussion, Home Minister Amit Shah said the elite protection unit was set up only for shielding the prime minister and amendments brought in by the Modi government will restore the original intent of the Act.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the SPG should be kept above party biases in a multi-party democracy.
In the Rajya Sabha, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that growth in India may have come down, but the country is not facing recession.
"Economic growth may have slowed but there is no recession, there can be no recession," she asserted.