PM calls Opposition leaders for discussion on Budget Session

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a meeting of leaders of major political parties tomorrow to seek their cooperation for the smooth functioning of Parliament in the Budget session, which will begin next week.

Prime Minister Modi has invited leaders of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha of major political parties on Tuesday morning.

The Budget Session of the Parliament will begin on February 23. While the first session will continue till March 16, the second session will take place from April 25 to May 13.

President Pranab Mukherjee will address the joint session of Parliament on February 23. The Railway Budget will be presented on February 25 while the Union Budget will be presented on February 29.

The government is keen to push its legislative agenda, thwarted in the last two sessions, while the Opposition is all geared up to target the ruling dispensation on a host of issues, including the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula and imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

The ongoing political crisis in Jammu and Kashmir is also likely to be raised by the Opposition during the Budget Session.

The government has been critical of the Opposition for blocking the House proceedings and important legislations. (ANI)