RAIPUR, March 27 -- The Chhattisgarh annual budget for the financial year 2020-21 was passed without discussion in the state assembly on Thursday with the Speaker applying "guillotine" amid cries of protest from the opposition bench.

This was first time in the history that guillotine-that allows demands for grants to be put to vote at once, whether they have been discussed or not-was adopted in the state assembly.

The speaker applied 'guillotine' as the prescribed period for the discussion on demands for grants was truncated.

The Chhattisgarh assembly, which was scheduled to end on April 1, had been to truncated and adjourned sine die on Thursday due to the novel coronavirus outbreak and the nation-wide lockdown.

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