With the political slugfest between the BJP and opposition parties intensifying, several MPs of the ruling party in Lok Sabha on Tuesday sought dismissal of the state governments of West Bengal and Delhi.
Union Budget 2019-20 India Live Streaming Updates: The interim Budget 2019 will be presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on February 1, 2019, at 11 am during the ongoing Budget session of Parliament.
Budget Session 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking ahead of the session, said: ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ is our Mantra and this spirit will also be seen in Parliament. We are looking forward to discussing every issue."
Taking a swipe at the government over present economic conditions, he said it would now claim by "tweaking" figures ahead of the general election that "river of milk" is flowing in the country and people were never happier.
At the parliamentary party meeting Friday, the PM also said that the ruling party was engaged in inclusive politics while the Opposition was indulging in divisive and negative politics due to the saffron party’s rising strength.
It is the second time that the Budget Session of the Delhi Assembly, has been extended for two days. On March 28, the session had also been extended for two days. The House will again sit on April 4 and 5.
While the Congress is on disagreement with the government over the provision under which the House should debate banking irregularities, including the PNB scam, parties from Andhra Pradesh are seeking special status for financial support for their state.
In his maiden speech in Rajya Sabha, BJP President Amit Shah attacked Congress for naming GST as Gabbar Singh Tax and applauded his government for the Namo healthcare scheme and Triple Talaq bill. Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Ghulam Nabi Azad targets BJP for the recent incidents of rape in Haryana and Amit Shah's son's Jay sudden gain in income
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flanked by Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu, MoSes Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Jitendra Singh and Rajiv Pratap Rudy arrive to address media on the first day of the second part of budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi.
"My Government will constantly endeavour for smooth conduct of legislative business and enactment of progressive laws in the Parliament which reflects the will and aspirations of the people," President Mukherjee said in his address.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Accusing the main opposition of practicing "political opportunism" Union Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to know as to where was Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi when more than 600 students died during the Telangana movement. Irani said "Today I am being accused of discrimination. One student dies and there is political battle over it. In my 20 months as minister, I have served my country, people without any prejudice. I did my duty, and I won't apologise for it," said Irani in response to Vemula's suicide in Parliament's Budget Session. She added "I have been accused that with which authority, do I to write letters Universities? Just because I contested from Amethi, you would crucify me."
Bahraich (UP), Feb 24 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday attacked the Congress for disrupting the Budget session over JNU row. He said the party should stop supporting 'anti-national' activities in the name of freedom of speech. Shah further asked the political parties sitting in Parliament that people who raise slogans like 'Bharat tere tukre honge', is freedom of speech or an act of sedition?
New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): Reaching the Parliament to attend the ongoing Budget Session, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he will raise the JNU issue in the Parliament but the treasury benches are scared of what he will speak and won’ t let him speak. Speaking to reporters, Rahul said that the government said they are open to a discussion but they will not let him speak as they are “scared” of him. Gandhi had yesterday accused the Modi government and RSS of crushing voices of dissent of college and university students across the country.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Addressing the media ahead of the Budget Session on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all parties have assured for smooth functioning of the session, adding that the positive criticism would make it a success. The first phase of the Budget Session will come to an end on March 16 and the second phase will begin from 25 April and conclude on 13 May.
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday left his official residence to attend the Budget Session. Mukherjee will address both Houses on his government's plans, policies and vision for the year ahead. The Budget Session of Parliament is commencing today and is expected to have a stormy start over a host of issues, including the JNU row, Rohith Vemula suicide case and Pathankot terror attack.
New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called an all-party meet of the leaders of Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to discuss upcoming budget session. The Budget Session of Parliament will commence on February 23. The Rail Budget will be presented on February 25 and the Economic survey on February 26. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget for 2016-17 on February 29.
Trivandrum, Feb 12 (ANI): Protests broke out inside the Kerala Assembly while Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy was presenting the interim budget on Friday. The Left Democratic Front (LDF) protested inside and outside the Kerala Assembly against the Kerala Government, saying the interim budget was leaked. The LDF members holding banners and placards raised slogans against Chandy. Thereafter, the LDF members marched out of the House and boycotted the budget session.
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that he suggested Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of advancing the Budget Session if the Congress supports Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill. He added that Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier discussed three conditions put by the Congress regarding GST with the party leaders.