The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on January 31 ahead of assembly polls in five states with the Opposition geared up to corner the government on a host of issues, including Pegasus snooping allegations, farmers’ issues and the border row with China, on the first day
The session in two legs – January 31 to February 11 and March 14 to April 8 – amid a spike in COVID-19 cases will start with the customary address of President Ram Nath Kovind to a joint sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members at 11 am today.
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Later in the day, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the Economic Survey 2021-22 in both the Houses, ahead of the Budget day on February 1. The Economic Survey will be tabled in the Lok Sabha post noon and in Rajya Sabha after 2:30 pm. The Centre will officially release the survey after tabling it in both Houses of Parliament.