The Union Government has convened an all-party meeting ahead of budget session that is starting on Tuesday, to seek oppositions’ support for the smooth functioning of the Assembly sessions in both the houses. However, Trinamool Congress is expected to skip the meet.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called for a similar meeting of leaders of all political parties in both the Houses on Monday evening at 7pm.
Budget will be presented on Wednesday by finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
On Tuesday, President Pranab Mukherjee will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha before the Budget Session.
The Economic Survey will also be presented on the first day of the session.
Here are the live updates:
#Ananth Kumar, Union Min
All parties, particularly oppn, were of the view that the budget session should function, discussion should take place: Ananth Kumar, Union Min
PM Modi in the all-party meet said that this is 'Mahapanchayat' and that the Govt wants discussion to happen: Ananth Kumar, Union Min
#Sitaram Yechury, CPIM
Dislocating manner in which budget session is being called. Also it is not scientific to present budget on Feb 1: Sitaram Yechury, CPIM
We told the Govt it would have been better to have the budget postponed like it was done in 2012, but its their prerogative: Sitaram Yechury
PM told all-party meet that Parliament must function, opposition also said they want house to function: Ananth Kumar,Union Min
PM Modi arrives for all party meeting ahead of Budget Session
This session is just 9 days. Govt should have called all party meet before the next full session:GN Azad,Congress
Union Ministers arrive for all party meet in Parliament ahead of Budget Session starting on Tuesday