Govt to convene all-party meeting today ahead of budget session

| Updated: 30 January, 2023 11:30 am IST

Ahead of Budget Session, that is set to commence on January 31, an all-Party meeting has been called by the Centre today in the national capital. The Session will commence on January 31 with the address by President Droupadi Murmu to both Houses in the Central Hall. This is first part of the Budget Session will continue till February 13. The second part of the Budget Session will commence after a recess on March 13 till April 6.

All Party meeting is a customary meeting that is called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi. It will be held at noon today in Parliament Annexe Building. During the meeting, the government is expected to seek cooperation from all parties for the smooth running of Parliament. Meanwhile Opposition parties are likely to raise issues they intend to raise in the Parliament. A meeting of NDA floor leaders is also planned to strategise floor cooperation during Budget Session’s first part which is government’s financial agenda.

After address of President Droupadi Murmu to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament an Economic Survey will be tabled. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the last Union Budget of the Narendra Modi-led 2.0 government in Lok Sabha after which the Budget will be tabled in Rajya Sabha. As per Parliament Bulletin the first two days of the Budget Session will not have Zero Hour and Question Hour in both Houses of Parliament. It says, “Members of Parliament are informed that owing to the address of the President to both Houses assembled together on January 31 and the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1, there will be no ‘Zero Hour’ on both days. Members are also informed that matters of Urgent Public Importance raised during ‘Zero Hour’ will be taken up from 2 February 2023.”

Ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha elections this Budget is eyed upon what is heavy economic agenda of Modi 2.0 Sarkar. From February 2, both Houses will have a discussion on the “Motion of Thanks to the President Address” after which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

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