Parliament Highlights Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge will be the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, succeeding Ghulam Nabi Azad whose tenure comes to an end on Monday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu for appointing Kharge to the post as Azad is retiring, PTI reported.
Earlier today, in her reply to the Budget discussion in the parliament, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said that post-pandemic economies have suffered all over the world and the Union Budget 2021 was an attempt to provide a “strong stimulus” to deal with this situation. In doing so, she says, not only quick short term solutions were created, but “we also looked at medium, long term and sustainable growth that will help us remain one of the fastest-growing economies.”
Sitharaman highlighted the swift response in providing a relief package post covid. She also said that “ building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat actually represents the aspirations of 130 crore people of this country.”
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi resigned during his speech in Rajya Sabha saying that he feels “suffocated” as he is not being able to do anything of the ground situation in Bengal despite being a parliamentarian. “I am grateful for my party, but I feel suffocated as I am not able to do anything when there is the violence happening in my state, Trivedi said.