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first_imgYashwant Sinha, however, sidestepped two questions fromYashwant Sinha, however, sidestepped two questions from AAP legislator Somnath Bharti – one on current Union Finance Minister being from Rajya Sabha and the other on controversy surrounding Aadhaar Bill tabled as Money Bill by the Centre in Lok Sabha.Taking a cue from Sinhas statement regarding restricted legislative powers of Rajya Sabha in budget making, Bharti asked the former Union minister to explain the contradiction in the current Finance Minister being a member of the Upper House.Terming the question as politically loaded, Sinha said there was nothing wrong with it as Constitution mandates a minister to be member of either house.He also said that on the lines of the Centre, state governments should also fix a date to table their budgets in the Assembly.Sinha stressed on the need of Direct Taxes Code (DTC), saying there have been several amendments in the laws since 1961.Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present at the event, said there should be peoples involvment in budget-making process and that the Delhi government is moving towards that. PTI BUN SKlast_img read more