VP Jagdeep Dhankhar holds all-party meeting ahead of Second Phase of Annual Budget Session 2023-24 | Latest Updates
Annual Budget Session 2023: Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar held an all-party meeting at his residence in Delhi on Sunday. VP Dhankhar has called this meeting before the second phase of the annual budget session of 2023-24. The second phase of the budget session will begin from Monday. The session which started from January 31 is likely to end on April 6.
The second phase of the annual budget session of 2023-24
Parliament is meeting after a month-long recess that allows various parliamentary panels to scrutinize the allocations made in the Union Budget for various ministries. On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present supplementary demands for the second batch – grants for 2022-23. She will also present the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir’s budget for the year 2023-24 in the Lok Sabha. UT is currently under Central Government. Two items are listed in the Lok Sabha order paper for Monday.
There will be a meeting of opposition leaders on Monday
Opposition leaders will meet on Monday morning to firm up their floor strategy for the second phase of the budget session as they prepare to corner the government on issues like the alleged misuse of investigative agencies and the Adani dispute.
Sources said that a meeting of the opposition leaders is expected to be held in the office of Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha, in the Parliament complex at around 10 am. He said that the Congress MPs would meet soon at the office of the Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson to discuss the party’s strategy.
Points to be raised during the meeting
Opposition parties are gearing up to corner the government on issues like alleged misuse of investigative agencies to target their leaders, allegations against Adani group, border dispute with China, inflation and unemployment.
The Congress has been demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the allegations related to the Adani group.
Congress MP K Suresh said his party will continue to raise the Adani-Hindenburg issue as the government is yet to respond to the controversy.
However, the focus has been on the alleged misuse of investigative agencies with RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family facing heat from central agencies in the alleged land scam.
The left parties registered a strong protest against the central government and the investigating agencies
Parties like Samajwadi Party, Left parties and DMK have also registered their strong protest against the alleged attack on the federal structure and misuse of institutions.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday criticized the Center over the ED raids on former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad’s family residence, calling the Narendra Modi government a “sinister attempt to kill democracy” by misusing investigative agencies against opposition leaders. accused of doing
(With inputs from PTI)
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