first_img“If subsidies are given to unquantified and unidentified “If subsidies are given to unquantified and unidentified sections, then non-merit people will get the subsidy. Centre and states assist people some way or the other by way of subsidy. You are entitled to take UID if you want the benefit of subsidy,” Jaitley said. He said the US had passed a similar law in 1935 and India is behind the time. When the Chair asked Yechury to speak first on the bill, Naresh Agarwal (SP), JD-Us K C Tyagi and Derek O Brien (TMC) objected and insisted that they should also be allowed to speak. Kurien said, “Chair always has right to call any member. I called him because he has raised objection while introducing the bill…..If Chair cannot control the House, you can do it” and objected to the “questioning the authority of the Chair”. During the short debate on the bill later, the Rajya Sabha witnessed sharp exchanges when Congress leader Jairam Ramesh accused Jaitley of giving wrong information that a Bill on Juvenile Justice and another on African Development Bank, had been brought as Money Bill by the government in 1980s. Quoting information from the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Ramesh said these two measures were not money bills. PTI LUX ADS ARClast_img read more