Budget Session LIVE: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses joint session of Parliament

| Monday, February 23, 2015 - 14:08
First Published |

NEW DELHI: The Modi government faces a massive storm on Monday morning as the Budget session has already begun.

Ahead of the session, PM Modi appealed to each one for the smooth session and assured that all the issues will be discussed in the Parliament.

Stay here for the live updates of the session:

11:00 AM: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the joint session of the Parliament:

  • Government wants 'Sabka Hath, Sabka Vikas', says Pranab
  • President invokes Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
  • Smart cities, skill development and ease of doing business is our aim, says Pranab
  • Development for all is important: Pranab Mukherjee
  • We intend to make India a manufacturing hub, says Pranab
  • Government should promote inculsive growth: Pranab Mukherjee
  • President praises Jan Dhan Yojana of NDA government
  • We are committed to construct toilets in all schools before August 2015, says Pranab
  • We want holistic development for all: Pranab Mukherjee
  • Direct benefit programme being implemented, says Pranab
  • Sanitation requires active participation of all Indians, says Pranab while addressing the join session of Parliament
  • We are committed to housing for all by 2022, says Pranab Mukherjee
  • Land ordinance will consider farmers' interest: Pranab Mukherjee at Parliament
  • Various schemes launched for Agriculture development, says Pranab
  • We want wholistic development for all: Pranab
  • MPs must spend 50% funds to clean their constituencies, says Pranab
  • To breach demand supply gap new ministry of skill development created, says Pranab
  • Public-Private partnership to boost skill development: Pranab Mukherjee
  • Mission Indradhanush launched to empower students with disability, says Pranab
  • Helpline scheme launched for those fighting drug abuse, says Pranab
  • Beti Bachao Abhiyan initiated to celebrate the girl child, says Pranad while addressing the joint session of Parliament
  • Special scheme launched to empower girl child, says Pranab
  • Minimum pension enhanced to Rs. 15,000: Pranab Mukherjee
  • Governmenance and reforms combine good for growth, says Pranab
  • Decline in Child sex ration a great concern: Pranab
  • GDP is growing at 7.4% which makes India fastest growing economy: Pranab
  • Need to emphasise on affordable healthcare: Pranab Mukherjee
  • Women security is an important issue, says Pranab
  • 'Himmat' has been launched to ensure women safety, says Pranab
  • To decentralise power, Niti Aayog has been formed: Pranab Mukherjee
  • Technology will be used for transperancy in Governance, says Pranab
  • Government intends to bring GST for better Tax compliance: Pranab
  • Government committed to take all measures to bring back Black Money, says Pranab
  • Capital Markets are abuzz and forex reserves in a stable state: Pranab Mukherjee

10:48 AM: President to address joint session of Parliament

10:46 AM: President Pranab Mukherjee leaves Rashtrapati Bhawan for the Parliment

10:40 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeals to all for smooth session, saying “Need to work for the Nation.”

“All issues will be discussed. Opposition must support the government. Budget should benefit the people,” Modi added.

10:38 AM: Rahul Gandhi to skip Union Budget 2015

10:32 AM: CPI MP D Raja submits disapproval notice against land ordinance

10:30 AM: Government faces opposition over Land ordinance

10:15 AM: Rahul Gandhi takes a one week break, to introspect about the Party's future

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