Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Parliament for the Budget session

30 January, 2018, 01:41 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Parliament for the Budget session

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will announce the budget in the Parliament on Feb 1. During this period, both Houses of Parliament will be adjourned for recess on February 9 to reassemble on March 5, so to enable the Standing Committees to examine the demands of grants of various Ministries/ Departments and make their reports thereon.

"We hope the Triple Talaq Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha too".

President Kovind also referred to the triple talaq bill in his maiden address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament, exuding confidence it will soon become a law and that the Muslim women can live a life free of fear and dignity.

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To reinforce the faith of the public in their representatives, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to intiate a "movement" to encourage economically advantaged members of the Lok Sabha to forego their remunerations for the remaining Lok Sabha term.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and leaders of various parties attended the dinner at Parliament House Library.

The triple talaq bill which was passed in the Lok Sabha was stalled in the Rajya Sabha by a united opposition. "Like GST was passed by consensus, this bill seeking to ban the practice of instant triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) among Muslims will be passed", he said when asked about the bill after the meeting.

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Earlier Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said the union budget will give a new flight to the fast growing economy of the country as the budget session is commencing on Monday. The opposition is also planning to hold a meeting later on Monday to finalise their strategy in Parliament.

An all-party meeting has also been convened by the government tomorrow to know about the views of top leaders on pertinent issues.

Rashtriya Janata Dal and other opposition parties raised issues related to Dalits, farmer suicides, unemployment, and Koregaon violence, among many others in the all-party meeting.

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