On January 29, the first day of the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind will address both the houses of Parliament.
The budget session of the Parliament will begin on January 29. The budget session will be in two parts. The first part starts on 29 January and will run till 15 February. The second part of the budget session starts on March 8 and will run till April 8. The Union Budget will be presented in Parliament on 1 February. On January 29, the first day of the budget session, President Ramnath Kovind will address both houses of Parliament.
Significantly, due to the corona virus epidemic, the Central Government did not hold a winter session of Parliament this year. The opposition had also raised questions on this decision of the government. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi of Modi government wrote a letter to Congress leader Adhiranjan Chaudhary in the Lok Sabha, saying that after discussion with the leaders of all parties, a consensus was formed that the session should not be called due to the COVID-19 epidemic. He wrote in the letter that the budget session of Parliament will be convened in January 2021.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary wanted that the session of Parliament should be called so that issues related to farmers could be discussed and the laws could be amended. In the letter, Prahlad Joshi, while quoting a letter written by Adhiranjan Chaudhary to the Lok Sabha speaker, said that the monsoon session was also delayed, because the situation was extraordinary due to the Corona epidemic. The Corona vaccine is coming soon, so it was suggested in discussion with floor leaders of various parties that the winter session should not be called.
Due to Corona virus epidemic, the monsoon session of Parliament ended before the scheduled term and the winter session was not called. In the meantime, agitation by peasant organizations started against the agricultural laws. Even after several rounds of talks between the government and farmer organizations on this issue, farmers have not been able to agree with the government. The farmers’ movement is on and the government is looking for a solution. In these circumstances, the budget session is very important. If there is no reconciliation between the farmers’ organizations and the government regarding the agricultural laws in the next one month, there is a possibility of a huge uproar in this in the budget session.