The Budget Session of Parliament will come to an end on Tuesday. Several issues including the BR Ambedkar cartoon row and the 'Kali-Ma' beer rocked the session, that on its second last day, also managed to table the Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha.
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to make a statement on the controversial Aircel-Maxis deal on Tuesday. On Monday, the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government tabled the amended Lokpal Bill in the Rajya Sabha even as anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare once again accused the political class of not being serious about the legislation.
The Bill was sent to a select committee after a heated debate. The motion to send the Bill to a select committee was passed following a heated debate and acrimonious exchanges between the MP belonging to the treasury and opposition benches. The 15-member select committee will study the the Bill and is likely to submit its report by the first day of the last week of Monsoon Session.