Budget Session: Govt has taken bold decisions in the interests of poor, says Pranab Mukherjee
31 January 2017,
New Delhi: The Budget session 2017 began with President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to a joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday. In his address, President Pranab said that the 2017 Budget session was historic as it heralded the advancement of the budget cycle and also the merger of the railway budget with general budget.
The budget will be presented by the Finance Minster Arun jaitley on Wednesday. The session will take a break from February 9, reconvene on March 9 and end on April 12.
The Prime Minster Narendra Modi expressed hope that the budget session of Parliament will see peaceful debates despite political differences. He also made an appeal at an all-party meeting that was held in New Delhi on Monday.
The opposition parties, however, said they will raise the issue of demonetisation during the budget session.
Talking to reporters after an all-party meeting in the Parliament Library Building, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said the decision to advance the budget was against democratic practices. The Congress leader also said that his party would raise issues like demonetisation, increase in ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and security scenario in the country.
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* My Govt has taken bold decisions in the interests for the poor: President Pranab Mukherjee
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Social and economic equality for deprived sections is the first promise of our constitution, our Govt is committed to fulfil it: President pic.twitter.com/lquYkIjAfZ