Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Second phase of budget session from Monday; Center said passing the Finance Bill is a priority – Usky News

New Delhi: The second phase of the budget session will begin on Monday with the government insisting that its priority is the passage of the Finance Bill. Oppose Plans to raise issues like action and allegations by central agencies against BJP’s political rivals Adani Group.
Opposition parties will meet on Monday morning to chalk out their strategy in both houses. Parliament The first half of the budget session was largely overshadowed by his protest on the Hindenburg-Adani issue.
Congress leader K Suresh said his party would continue to seek answers from the government on the Adani-Hindenburg issue as it was maintaining a deliberate silence. The main opposition party is pressing for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe.
Opposition parties are also likely to vocally raise the issue of recent raids by the CBI and ED against opposition leaders, some of whom were questioned and even arrested in various cases . He accused the BJP-led government at the Center of misusing central agencies to target leaders of BJP’s rival parties.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal told PTI on Sunday that the government’s top priority is to pass the financial bill.
He said that the demands for grants of ministries including Railways, Panchayati Raj, Tourism, Culture and Health will be discussed. Speaker Om Birla will later apply the guillotine, after which all outstanding demands for grants, whether discussed or not, will be put to vote and passed.
“Then we will get the Finance Bill passed. After that we will look into the demands of the opposition… The first responsibility of the government is to get the Finance Bill passed. Then we will discuss the demands of the opposition.” ” They said.
The session, which began on January 31, is likely to end on April 6. Parliament is meeting after a month-long recess, which allowed various parliamentary panels to examine allocations made in the Union Budget for various ministries.
On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the supplementary demand for the second batch of 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. The UT is currently under the central governance.
The Lok Sabha’s order paper for Monday lists two items.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday accused the Narendra Modi government of making “devious attempts to murder democracy” by misusing investigative agencies against opposition leaders.
The Samajwadi Party, the Left and the DMK were among those protesting the alleged attack on the federal structure and “misuse” of institutions.
The Trinamool Congress will raise Parliament issues such as risk exposure of LIC and SBI, rise in prices of essential commodities, unemployment and “misuse” of central agencies during the second phase of the session, its Rajya Sabha leader Derek O’Brien said recently. Was .
He said that LIC’s risk aversion and price rise affect the life of common man and their savings and this should be exposed.
O’Brien said the TMC would also raise the issue of “political vendetta” against non-BJP-ruled states in Parliament and question the central government over “withholding funds for schemes like MGNREGA”.
The Adani-Hindenburg issue rocked the first phase of the budget session of Parliament, which saw several disruptions after the Congress and other opposition parties pressed for a JPC probe.
Opposition parties are preparing to surround the government on issues like China border issue, inflation and unemployment.


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