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BUDGET SESSION NEWS

Lok Sabha ends session, Rajya Sabha to follow today

May 12, 2016 2:55 am

No business left, Lower House adjourned sine die two days early.

Budget Session of Parliament: Uttarakhand row rocks both Houses

April 26, 2016 2:40 am

Congress storms Well, shouts slogans over President’s Rule in two states

Session eve, Oppn wants to discuss Art 356; Speaker says it’s sub judice

April 25, 2016 4:41 am

While the Congress and other Opposition parties have given notices for discussions on this issue in both Houses, the government, which has not taken a clear line on the matter yet, may block them citing court proceedings.

Stormy proceedings likely as second part of Budget session of Parliament opens on Monday

April 24, 2016 2:33 pm

The Panama papers' revelations and the current drought and drinking water scarcity situation in several states would surely figure during the session.

Name Of The Bill

April 15, 2016 12:27 am

Lok Sabha should create consultative mechanism for speaker to certify a money bill.

Enemy Property Bill referred to Rajya Sabha panel

March 16, 2016 3:15 am

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on March 9 with the government overruling demands by some parties for sending it to the Standing Committee of Parliament.

Sting operation: Heated exchange in Lok Sabha as Opposition seeks probe

March 16, 2016 2:52 am

Responding to both, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu promised there will be action from the government’s side.

Maharashtra budget session: Opp cries vendetta but BJP foils bid to paralyse Assembly over Bhujbal arrest

March 16, 2016 12:33 am

NCP workers stage sporadic protests across the state; Sharad Pawar says will fight battle legally.

5 Questions: Budget has only treated symptom, not real illness, says P S Chandumajra

March 15, 2016 1:38 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, P S Chandumajra said govt needs to do more for farmers.

Hope to pass GST, bankruptcy bill this session: Arun Jaitley

March 13, 2016 1:34 pm

Exhibiting determination to move on the reform path, India can provide a significant amount of growth to the world, he said.

BUDGET SESSION PHOTOS

Parliament session begins on a stormy note

April 25, 2016 6:49 pm

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.

President takes buggi to kick off Budget session

February 23, 2015 6:36 pm

"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.

BUDGET SESSION VIDEOS

Irani slams Rahul Gandhi over Rohith Vemula case

February 24, 2016 4:49 pm

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."

Raising 'anti-national' slogans is not Freedom of Speech: Amit Shah

February 24, 2016 12:43 pm

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?

Treasury benches scared of what I will speak in Parliament: Rahul

February 24, 2016 7:57 am

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.

PM Modi welcomes positive criticism ahead of Budget Session

February 23, 2016 8:29 am

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.

Budget Session: President Mukherjee leaves for Parliament

February 23, 2016 6:34 am

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.

PM Modi calls all-party meet to discuss Budget Session

February 16, 2016 4:57 am

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.

Opposition boycotts budget session in Kerala Assembly

February 12, 2016 7:14 am

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.

Govt. to prepone Budget Session if Congress supports GST: Naidu

January 17, 2016 12:00 pm

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.

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