‘There have been 4-5 mini budgets in 2020,’ PM Modi says ahead of Budget session

The Union Budget will be seen as a continuation of those mini budgets, PM Modi said

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed at the beginning of the Budget session on Friday.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has present four-five mini Budgets in 2020, making this an exceptional year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address ahead of the Budget session on Friday. The Union Budget will be seen as a continuation of those, PM Modi said.”The first session of this decade is beginning today. This decade is very significant for a bright future of India. The session will keep the entire decade in mind. There should be discussions, presentation of different views this session,” PM Modi said at the Parliament.The finance ministry released several tranches of money in 2020 meant to help ease financial constraints owing to Covid-19 pandemic.”I am confident we will be able to put this sacred place of Parliament to maximum use and fulfil the expectations of the people who have sent us here, upholding the tenets of democracy,” PM said.

After President’s address, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Economic Survey 2019-20. The Union Budget will be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 1.

The session will be held in two parts –January 29 to February 15 and March 8 to April 8 and will have a total of 33 sittings.

The season beginning today is likely to be stormy as 18 opposition parties have announced announcing their decision to boycott the President’s address, in solidarity with the farmers’ protest.

A total of 18 Opposition parties including the Congress, the NCP, Shiv Sena, DMK, Trinamool Congress, CPI, CPI-M and RJD and some other parties have announced that they would boycott the President’s address.

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