Apologise to nation for lockdown, but this is only way to fight COVID-19: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat | COVID-19 lockdown: Delivery agent dies while walking home from Delhi | Amid COVID-19 lockdown, thousands of migrant workers gather at Delhi bus station to return home | Total COVID-19 cases in India jump to 959 on fourth day of nationwide lockdown | We all are one in this battle against COVID-19: PM Modi |
Budget Session 2017: PM Modi says political differences must not hamper functioning of Parliament

Budget Session 2017: PM Modi says political differences must not hamper functioning of Parliament

India Blooms News Service | 31 Jan 2017, 07:15 pm
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IBNS): The Parliament should be allowed to function smoothly despite differences between elected parties, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the Budget Session 2017 on Tuesday.

Protesting against the demonetisation and citing the state's popular festival Saraswati Puja falling on Feb 1, West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has said that her party will not attend the session on the first two days, including the presentation of the Budget by Union Finance Minister Arun Jatiley, media reported.

Excerpts from the Prime Minister's speech:

"The 2017 Budget Session of Parliament gets underway today.  The President’s Address to the Parliament, Budget and detailed discussion on several issues will take place during the Session.

In the recent past, there has been discussions with all the political parties individually and collectively.  It is imperative to ensure that this Session should be utilised for a constructive debate in the larger interests of the public and yet at the same time, detailed discussions should take place on Budget.

For the first time, the Union Budget will be presented on 1st February.  You may recall that earlier the Union Budget was presented at 5.00 pm.  Its timing was changed in the morning when Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government came into power and Budget was presented just after the commencement of the Parliament Session.

Yet another new tradition comes into effect from today.  Budget is being presented one month ahead and the rail Budget has now become a part of the Union Budget.  There will be extensive debate in the Parliament on this issue and it will also reflect the ensuing benefits from the decision in the days to come.  I am optimistic that all political parties will join hands to ensure a healthy debate in the Parliament in the larger public interest."


Image: AirNewsTwitter

Budget Session 2017: PM Modi says political differences must not hamper functioning of Parliament

India Blooms News Service
Comments ()

Post your comment:

Web Analytics