President Kovind Addresses Joint Session Of Parliament Ahead Of Economic Survey

Varun Gandhi writes to Lok Sabha Speaker, wants rich MPs to forego salaries

"My government is committed to double the farmers' income by 2022", the President said in his address to a joint sitting of parliament on the first day of the Budget Session.

The session was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who urged the political leaders to ensure success of the Budget Session.

PM Narendra Modi with key Union ministers and opposition leaders at an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Sunday.

The government hopes that the bill to end the practice of instant triple talaq would get similar support from the opposition as the Constitution amendment bill to allow the goods and services tax (GST) did a year ago. The Union Budget will be presented on 1st February. We should make most use of our healthy system of parliamentary committees and discuss aspects of the budget.

As many as 28 bills are expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha this session, while 39 bills are listed for the Rajya Sabha.




He said though there should be no politics on the issue as it relates to the rights of Muslim women, the Bill could not be passed.

Sources said the Triple Talaq Bill, which virtually stalled the Rajya Sabha in the last session, was not discussed at the meeting.

A section of the Opposition is also planning to push for discussion on the differences in the top judiciary that prompted four Supreme Court judges to hold a press conference to seek redressal on issues.

The session is likely to conclude on April 6, with 31 sittings spread over 68 days.

The opposition was represented at the meeting by Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Mallikarjun Kharge and Jyotiraditya Scindia, Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), D Raja (CPI), Kanimozhi (DMK), Derek O'Brien and Sudip Bandhopadhyay (TMC), Tariq Anwar (NCP) and Dushyant Chautala (INLD). After a recess of almost a month, the session will resume from 5th March and will go on till 6th of April.

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