Budget 2018: A day before Parliament session starts, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan hoped that it goes off peacefully and important issues are discussed with requisite seriousness. The speaker had held a dinner meeting today with all party leaders for the smooth functioning of the session. " Budget Session begins tomorrow.
Budget 2018: A day before Parliament session starts, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan hoped that it goes off peacefully and important issues are discussed with requisite seriousness. The speaker had held a dinner meeting today with all party leaders for the smooth functioning of the session. ” Budget Session begins tomorrow. Budget to be presented on February 1. The session will be in two parts with 8 sittings in first and 23 sittings in the second. Several issues were discussed and we will try to accommodate all of them. I hope session goes on smoothly,” she told reporters after the meeting. She said after the meeting, “We hope that the budget session of Parliament will function smoothly. Leaders of various parties have assured of their cooperation and smooth functioning of the House”.
The government met Opposition leaders in the Parliament and sought their support to ensure that the session was held peacefully during which Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will also present the budget on February 1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the all-party meeting along with Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar, as also leaders of the opposition and other parties.
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While addressing leaders of various political parties, Prime Minister Modi said his government gives importance to issues raised by Opposition parties. He also urged them to create a “constructive atmosphere for the national good”. “We will leave no stone unturned and persuade and request all political parties so that the bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha, as it has been in the Lok Sabha,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anant Kumar was quoted as saying by ANI after the meeting.
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He further said that he, along with Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel and Arjun Ram Meghwal, will approach other political parties to bring consensus for the passage. “Like the way parties passed the GST unanimously, we are requesting them to pass this bill which is going to ban the practice of instant triple talaq (Talaq-e-Biddat) among Muslims,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.