Parliament Budget Session: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about women power and said that the interim budget will be ‘nari shakti ka parv’.
New Delhi: Attacking the Opposition over its ‘unruly behaviour’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that those who “horse around” (huddang), create ruckus and strip off the values of democracy (“loktantrik moolyun ka cheerharan“) will definitely introspect today as the budget session begins.
He further spoke about women power and said that the interim budget will be “nari shakti ka parv“.
“At the end of the first session that was convened in this new Parliament building, the Parliament took a graceful decision – Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. After that, on 26th Jan we saw how the country experienced the capability of Nari Shakti, its valour, the strength of its resolve. Today, when the budget session begins, President Drouapdi Murmu’s guidance and tomorrow Nirmala Sitharaman when presents the interim budget – in a way this is a festival of the Nari Shakti,” the PM said.
President Droupadi Murmu addressed both Houses of Parliament during the Budget Session, the last of the present Lok Sabha. All eyes are now on the interim budget tomorrow.
Murmu was seen arriving at the Parliament. Sengol was carried and installed in her presence.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget on February 1 (Thursday), which is likely to offer a glimpse into the ruling BJP’s agenda for the Lok Sabha polls, expected in April-May.
The government has sought cooperation of opposition parties to ensure the proceedings run smoothly.
Meanwhile, the privilege committee report is expected to be tabled today that recommended removal of suspension of 11 MPs. Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar had revoked their suspension on Tuesday. After revoke of their suspension, the opposition MPs would be able to attend the special address by the president.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, after the customary all-party meeting on the eve the a session, said the government sought the cooperation of all the parties for the short session, even as the main opposition Congress raised issues like the alleged attack on Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Assam, the alleged “misuse” of probe agencies and the Manipur situation.