All-party meeting called by Sumitra Mahajan underway

New Delhi: An all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ahead of the Budget session is currently underway here at the Parliament House.

The meeting is being held amid possibilities of a turbulent Budget session, with opposition parties planning to corner the government on several counts such as JNU row and Dalit student’s suicide in Hyderabad University.

On the other hand, the government is keen to push its legislative agenda including the GST and Real Estate Bills.

During an all-party meeting of Rajya Sabha leaders called by Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday, the Government had conveyed to the Opposition that they are willing to discuss all issues in the Budget session.

During the Budget session, the Rail Budget will be presented on 25th and General Budget on 29th of this month.

Since it is the first session of the new calendar year, it will begin with the address of President Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting of the two Houses. (ANI)