Budget Session Of Parliament To Commence On Feb 23, Union Budget On Feb 29

Parliament budget Session will start on February 23 said by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday,

The motive of the Session is to focus on the economic business of the government, however the first Budget session will last till March 16, the second session will start from April 25 to May 13.

There will be no restrictions of the discussion or the rest period on account of Assembly polls in five states due soon.

The decision about this session was taken in a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), directed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

“And then next we will be having the session then we will have the Budget Session of Parliament will begin on February 23. The Rail Budget will be discussed on February 25, we will have a pre-Budget and General Budget Economic Survey on February 26 and February 29.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said there were proposals for limiting the break period due to Assembly elections in five states but the government along with political parties desired a full session.

“But in 2011, the government took a decision not to mention bills to Stand-up Committees in the Budget Session while states were going to ballots and there were demands to limit the session period.

It has confirmed by Committee and this has been directed to the President Pranab Mukherjee with an appeal to discourse the combined discussion,” he said.

On Wednesday Congress chief Sonia Gandhi had previously held a meeting with her party’s central committee on parliamentary activities – including lashes of both Houses – to draw out the party’s policy in the Budget Conference.

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu has invited all political parties for a conference after the day in Parliament House to seek out their assistance on the Budget Meeting.


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