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Budget Session: The budget session of Parliament begins today, President Murmu will address the joint sitting of both the Houses

New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament is starting from Tuesday, on which day President Draupadi Murmu will give her first address in the joint sitting of both the Houses. During the session, the government’s focus will be on smooth discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address and the general budget for the financial year 2023-24. On the other hand, the opposition parties have given clear indications of besieging the government on issues related to the Adani group, functioning of governors in some states, caste-based census, inflation, unemployment. The government will present the Economic Survey in Parliament on January 31 during the session itself.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget for the financial year 2023-24 on February 1, 2023. The first phase of the budget session will run till 13 February and the second phase will start from 13 March till 6 April. There will be 27 meetings during the budget session. In the all-party meeting on Monday, the government made it clear that it is ready to discuss every issue under the rules in Parliament and seeks everyone’s cooperation in running the House smoothly. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said after the all-party meeting chaired by Union Minister Rajnath Singh, “The government is ready to discuss every issue under the rules in Parliament, we want the cooperation of the opposition.”

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Joshi told that 37 leaders of 27 political parties took part in this meeting. According to sources, in the meeting Sanjay Singh of Aam Aadmi Party, Manoj Jha of Rashtriya Janata Dal, DMK, Left parties etc raised the issue related to Adani Group and demanded to discuss it during the Parliament session. Significantly, the American forensic financial company Hindenburg Research had accused the Adani Group of fraud, after which the shares of the group companies have fallen drastically in the last few days. Adani Group has issued a 413-page ‘clarification’ on Sunday in response to Hindenburg Research’s allegations.

Sources said that in the meeting, parties like TRS and DMK raised the issue of Governor’s behavior in opposition-ruled states. He said that along with this, in the all-party meeting, the Yuvajan Shramik Rythu Congress Party (YSR Congress) demanded caste-based economic census at the national level. According to sources, YSR Congress leaders said that information about the economic condition of the backward classes is necessary to find out which class is lagging behind in the social and development index. He said that in the meeting Trinamool Congress expressed concern over the situation of inflation and unemployment.

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