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2nd reading of Budget 2023 passed

The second reading of the budget proposals for 2023 was passed in Parliament today (22) by a majority of 37 votes.

The proposals received 121 votes in favour and 84 against. One member abstained.

Tamil Makkal Thesiya Kuttani Leader C.V. Wigneswaran was the lone MP to abstain. Eighteen MPs were absent when the vote was taken. They included all MPs of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), who had announced that they would abstain.