Union Budget 2021: Narendra Modi to announce govt's legislative agenda in all-party meet today

During the virtual meeting, Opposition parties are likely to demand a debate on the farmers' agitation underway at various border points of Delhi

Press Trust of India January 30, 2021 08:11:58 IST
Union Budget 2021: Narendra Modi to announce govt's legislative agenda in all-party meet today

Narendra Modi speaking at the launch of India's vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus. ANI

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on Saturday to put forth the government's legislative agenda for the Budget Session of Parliament.

This time the customary all-party meeting is being held after the beginning of the session. The Budget Session began on Friday with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.

Usually such all-party meetings are held ahead of parliamentary sessions to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses.

During the virtual meeting, Opposition parties are likely to demand a debate on the farmers' agitation underway at various border points of Delhi.

The Opposition parties had raised a similar demand at an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday, but the government suggested that the issue of farmers' agitation can be raised during the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address for which 10 hours have been allocated in Lok Sabha on 2,3 and 4 February.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are meeting in shifts of five hours each to ensure distancing norms. While Rajya Sabha will meet in the morning, Lok Sabha will meet in the second half of the day.

Union Budget 2021: Narendra Modi to chair all-party meet today ahead of annual financial statement

During the virtual meeting, Opposition parties are likely to demand a debate on the farmers' agitation underway at various border points of Delhi.

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