While Manipur extended the status of 'disturbed area' on December 1 for another year under AFSPA, it has been extended for another six months in Tripura.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, party chief Sharad Yadav also took an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, "AFSPA has been extended in Northeast. All of us
go there, wear all kinds of fancy dresses. Prime Ministers go there."
Yadav said that women have held nude protests against it while activist Irom Sharmila has been fasting for years. "How long will the country ignore Sharmila? Why this Act is being extended? The law of dictatorship? Nobody is listening to Sharmila. On a hunger strike of 10 days, Telangana is created and here this woman is on hunger strike for a decade,” he questioned.
CPI MP Achuthan raised the issue of "slash" in the social sector spending, alleging that the government is giving more concessions to the corporate sector at the cost of social
spending. He said that government is cutting down on spending in sectors like education, health and rural development to the tune of Rs 11,000 crore, Rs 7,000 crore and Rs 20,000 crores respectively.
Recalling Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget presentation, he said that the minister had assured that he will be able to check the deficit. "The Finance Minister had said economy is growing fast. Sensex is soaring. There is no scope for any deficit in budgets. Now what has happened?" he asked.

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