Parliament Budget session To Be Extended By A Day Till Feb 10: Minister

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Parliament Budget session To Be Extended By A Day Till Feb 10 Minister

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi announced here that the current Budget session of Parliament will be extended by one day, until Saturday. The government plans to present a “white paper” that will compare the conditions of the Indian economy prior to and following the BJP’s victory over the Congress in 2014.
Otherwise, the session, which started on January 31 and ended on February 9, was scheduled to end.

Mr. Joshi stated, “Parliament’s session will be extended by a day till Saturday,” but he would not specify the agenda.

It was deemed necessary to extend the session’s duration by one day, according to sources, because of the agenda items that still need to be addressed by Parliament, including the Finance Bill, the budget discussion, the demand for grants, and the white paper.

The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has frequently accused the Congress-led UPA of leaving the nation in a poor economic state, but Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the “white paper” outlining how the current administration turned things around.

She intends to present it to the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

Sitharaman had stated that the “white paper” would be tabled by the central government in her interim budget speech.

In her speech on February 1, the finance minister had declared, “The crisis of those years has been overcome, and the economy has been put firmly on a high sustainable growth path with all-round development.”

In order to learn from the mishandling of those years, it is now appropriate to compare where we were in 2014 and where we are now. “A ‘white paper’ will be placed on the House table by the government,” she had stated.

Although the Houses have occasionally convened on Saturdays, Parliament typically does not operate on weekends.

As the nation prepares for the impending Lok Sabha elections, which are anticipated to take place in April or May, the “white paper” will also give the ruling BJP a weapon with which to attack the Congress.

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