Parliament Winter Session 2019 Highlights: Lok Sabha passes bill giving way to reduction in corporate tax

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman She also mocked the Congress saying BJP only has workers and no relatives in the party. (File photo)

Parliament Winter Session 2019 LIVE Updates: Lok Sabha on Monday passed the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill to give effect to the reduction in corporate tax. The bill, moved by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, was criticised by opposition parties who remarked that the ordinance lacked long-term vision, mission and perspective.

Alleging that the finance minister is not ready to accept that Indian economy has plunged into a crisis, Chowdhury said he wonders whether the finance minister should be called 'Nirbala' Sitharaman instead of Nirmala Sitharaman as she seems to be afraid of speaking her mind.

In reply to the opposition's comments, Sitharaman said although she has been told that she is the worst finance minister India has ever had, she is open to all kind of criticism. She also mocked the Congress saying BJP only has workers and no relatives in the party.