Prime Minister Narendra Modi is presiding over the all-party meeting today to present the government’s legislative agenda for the budget session of Parliament. In the meeting, he told the leaders of various political parties that his government is constantly trying to find a solution by negotiating the issues raised by the protesting farmers.
According to sources, in a digital meeting of the leaders of various parties’ houses in Parliament, Modi also said that the proposal made by the central government regarding the three agricultural laws is still intact. The government convened this all-party meeting during the budget session for the purpose of conducting the business of Parliament smoothly and for discussion in terms of legislative business. Leaders of various parties raised different issues in this meeting.
Sources citing the Prime Minister’s address at this meeting told that Modi told the leaders that Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar was just a phone call away from the protesting farmers and Tomar told the farmer leaders earlier this month Was also made aware.
The meeting was attended by the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, Trinamool Congress leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay, Shiromani Akali Dal leader Balwinder Singh Bhunder, Shiv Sena’s Vinayak Raut, and many other leaders.
The budget session begins with President’s address
The budget session of Parliament began on Friday with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind at the joint sitting of the two houses (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha). Normally, all such meetings take place before the session of Parliament, so that the proceedings of both the Houses can be conducted smoothly. During this virtual meeting, opposition parties are expected to demand a discussion on the peasant movement.
Opposition may raise the issue of agricultural laws
For the past two months, protesting farmers have stood at various borders in Delhi demanding the repeal of three new agricultural laws of the Center. Although opposition parties made similar demands in an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday, the government suggested that the issue of farmer agitation could be raised during the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address, whose The Lok Sabha has been allocated 10 hours on February 2, 3 and 4.
All kinds of ideas should be presented in the budget session: Modi
Let me tell you that on the first day of the budget session of Parliament on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon the MPs to contribute to the fulfillment of people’s aspirations through discussion, making full use of Parliament and following all the limitations of democracy. He said that the country expects all kinds of ideas to be presented in this session and best nectar should be generated from the best churn. Addressing reporters in the Parliament House complex, the Prime Minister said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had to give four-five mini budgets as a separate package in 2020.
Session is very important for India’s bright future
He hoped that this time budget will be seen only in the series of those four-five budgets. He said that this is the first session of this decade and this decade is very important for India’s bright future. The Swannama opportunity has now come to the country to prove the dreams of freedom lovers at a fast pace. This decade should be fully utilized, so this session should have discussions keeping in mind the entire decade.