The assembly passed the state’s annual budget of over Rs 2.61 lakh crore for 2023-24 on Friday amid a walkout by the opposition over the alleged use of non-parliamentary words by members of the finance department against BJP politicians.
Choudhary further informed that Bihar is in control of its finances.
“Bihar is one of the fastest growing economies in India. The state recorded 10.98 percent growth in 2021-2022, after Andhra Pradesh (11.4 percent) and Rajasthan (11.04 percent). Request for the release of Bihar’s guaranteed share in central taxes and duties,” Choudhary said.
Earlier, while participating in the budget discussion, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad Khan criticized the BJP-led central government for allegedly conducting maternity treatment in Bihar.
Members of the opposition entered the well of the House and demanded that Khan’s statements be removed from the proceedings. Later, BJP members took out a march.