Last Updated: Jan 30, 2024
The Budget Session of Parliament will commence tomorrow. The session will start with an address by President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Interim Budget on Thursday. The session will continue till 9th of next month.
Meanwhile, ahead of the Session, the government today convened an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses. Talking to media after the meeting in New Delhi, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the government is ready for discussion on all issues as per the direction of the chair. He urged the opposition parties to cooperate with the government to ensure the smooth conduct of businesses in both Houses and not to bring placards.
Mr Joshi said, government has requested the presiding officers of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to revoke the suspension of MPs who had been suspended during the winter session of Parliament.
Talking to media after the meeting, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said, they raised the issues related to the alleged attack on the federal structure during the meeting. He also said that Congress and several opposition parties will raise the issues of unemployment, inflation, and rising debt in the country during the upcoming session.
Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal and Arjun Ram Meghwal, Congress leaders Pramod Tiwari and K Suresh, TMC leaders Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Sukhendu Sekhar Ray, JD(U) leader Ram Nath Thakur, DMK leader T R Baalu, CPI(M) leader P R Natarajan, Shiv Sena leader Rahul Shewale, among others attended the meeting.