UP Fin Min falls ill while reading budget speech; another minister completes it

UP Fin Min falls ill while reading budget speech; another minister completes it

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal fell ill while reading the first of its budget document today in the Assembly though another Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna. Mr Agarwal started reading the budget speech at 1220 hrs but after going through few pages he asked the permission of the Chair to read it sitting but later that too could not solve his problem. Later, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna completed the speech. According to sources, the blood pressure of the Finance Minister dipped due to which he fell ill. However during the entire incident, Leader of the Opposition Ram Govind Choudhury asked the chair to adopt the speech as read when the Minister complained of uneasiness after reading just 37-38 pages of 63 page. Later, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath too took his role by addressing the press conference on the budget when earlier it was said that the Finance Minister would be addressing it.

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