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Union Budget 2016 expectations: In Parliament, Rahul Gandhi’s Congress, BJP bigwigs set for big fight?

Wed February 24 2016, 4:48 pm
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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: There was a distinct chill in the air in the Central Hall as President Pranab Mukherjee addressed a joint sitting of Parliament marking the beginning of Budget Session with the Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi barely communicating with ministers in the government or BJP MPs gathered there. This increases the prospect of the country witnessing yet another fruitless session of Parliament. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was seated in extreme left in the middle row along with Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Barring External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who walked up to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and both spoke for a while, no interaction between Gandhi and any other senior minister from the government was seen. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha P J Kurien was the only member from Congress who was seen thumping the desk a number of times during the President's address listing the government's initiatives and roadmap for future. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Members from treasury benches thumped the desk vigorously when Pranab Mukherjee talked about disruption of Parliament while there was no response to it from the Opposition members. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Sonia Gandhi, who launched a blistering attack against the government yesterday, was seated with BJP patriarch L K Advani and former Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and H D Devegowda. Earlier when Sonia arrived, she was greeted by Congress workers as well as S S Ahluwalia from BJP. L K Advani who came after some time was seen chatting briefly with Gandhi. After the President's address, Sonia Gandhi was seen in an animated discussion with Advani. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sat with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad. (Image Source: PTI)

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    Union Budget 2016 expectations: Ace cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, a Rajya Sabha MP, was also also present. There were, however, a number of empty seats in the special enclosure meant for officers and diplomats. Some members also came after the President's speech had begun. (Image Source: PTI)

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