The Budget Session of Parliament will commence from Thursday. President Pratibha Patil will address a joint session of both Houses of Parliament at 11:00 am.
The Interim Railway Budget for 2009-10 will be presented in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Interim General Budget for 2009-10 will be presented on February 16. The session will provide ten sittings spread over a period of 15 days.
During this last session,the BJP is likely raise the issue of the sacking of Election Commissioner Navin Chawla over charges of partisanship. BJP leader L K Advani is expected to demand a judicial probe on terror attacks.
The Congress is likely to question the BJP on the Ram Temple.
Thirty-nine items (27 bills,ten financial items and two non-legislative items) have been identified for consideration during this session. These include three Bills replacing Ordinances,namely:
(i) The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Ordinance,2009 (No. 1 of 2009)
(ii) The Central Industrial Security Force (Amendment) Ordinance,2009 (No. 2 of 2009)
(iii) The Central Universities Ordinance,2009 (No. 3 of 2009),promulgated by the President during inter-session period.
The session may conclude on February 26,2009 subject to exigencies of Government business.