Just a day ahead of Union Budget day, a minor fire broke in Parliament’s room no 50 on January 31. At least 12 fire tenders rushed to the spot and made efforts to douse the raging flames. The fire broke out at around 8.30 p.m. in a CPU of a computer installed in room number 50 on the first floor of the complex.
The fire was contained with a span of 30 minutes. No one suffered any injuries. However, the exact cause of the fire has not been ascertained as yet.
“We got a call regarding the incident around 8.55 p.m. At least 13 fire tenders were pressed into service which managed to douse the blaze by 9.35 p.m. No one injured in the fire and it also could not damage or harm the premises,” a police office official told IANS.
Meanwhile, in a shocking incident, a Sitting MP E Ahamed died on Wednesday after he suffered cardiac arrest during Parliament on Tuesday. It is likely that the Budget will be presented in the House but discussion on the same may take place on Thursday. However, there has been no confirmation of the same.
The government will also speak to all the political parties before taking the final decision. The government also has the option to adjourn session after the budget speech. The Ministry of Finance have asserted that generally under such situations, the budget is postponed but added that the final decision will taken by the speaker. “Normally house is adjourned on death of sitting MP, so chances are budget can be postponed for a day, but Speaker will decide,” Santosh Gangwar said.