Live | All-party meet ahead of Union Budget 2017: PM Modi urges opposition for effective meet

30 January 2017, 02:58 PM
Union Ministers arrive for all party meet in Parliament ahead of Budget Session starting on Tuesday (ANI Image)
Union Ministers arrive for all party meet in Parliament ahead of Budget Session starting on Tuesday (ANI Image)

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: 

2:40PM

#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

1:50PM

PM told all-party meet that Parliament must function, opposition also said they want house to function: Ananth Kumar,Union Min

12:50 PM 

PM Modi arrives for all party meeting ahead of Budget Session

12:45 PM

This session is just 9 days. Govt should have called all party meet before the next full session:GN Azad,Congress

12:00noon

Union Ministers arrive for all party meet in Parliament ahead of Budget Session starting on Tuesday

First Published: Monday, January 30, 2017 12:01 PM
For all the latest India News Download the News Nation App available on Android and iOS.