Union Budget 2023-2024 started on January 31, with the address of Indian President Droupadi Murmu to a joint sitting of the Parliament. "By 2047, we have to build a nation that will be connected to the pride of the past and which will have all the golden chapters of modernity," says Murmu. Moreover, on February 1, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the 2023-2024 Union Budget.
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The BJP-led Central Government is all set to hold an all-party meeting, ahead of the 2023-2024 Budget Session. The meeting is scheduled on January 30, at the new Parliament Building, in New Delhi. During the meeting, the Central Government would discuss the upcoming budget session, seeking cooperation from the opposition parties for smooth conduct of the parliament session, from February 1. Union Parliament Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh begins the stormy Budget Session 2022-2023 on May 23, despite constant protest by the Samajwadi Party (SP.) Notably, the Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party members rushed to the well of the House, raising slogans during the governor's address and protesting against issues like law order, farmers' law, cattle, rape incidents, and other issues in UP. Despite the ruckus of the opposition, the BJP-led UP Government started the… read-more
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The Maharashtra government on March 24, announced to provide 300 flats to MLAs from rural areas. The flats will reportedly be located in Mumbai's suburban Goregaon. While speaking in the state assembly during the Budget Session, Housing Development minister Jitendra Awhad stated that legislators who do not have a house in Mumbai, do not represent any constituency, and who hail from outside the Mumbai Metropolitan Region fall under the scheme… read-more
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The 2022-2023 Assam Budget Session is to begin from March 14 and will continue till April 1. Finance Minister Ajanta Neog will present the budget in the Legislative Assembly on March 16, said Heman Das, Principal Secretary. "We have 11 working days during the session. Six bills will be tabled in the assembly," Das said. Furthermore, the first day of Budget session will begin with the Assam Governor's speech.
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel presented 2022-2023 State Budge, on March 9. Ahead of the budget, CM Baghel posed with this unique square bag made of cow dung. Furthermore, the Chhattisgarh CM announced restoration of various welfare schemes like Old Pension Scheme, Chhattisgarh Rojgaar Mission, Rajiv Gandhi Bhumihin Krishi Majdur Nyay Yojana and many others. Moreover, he announced Rs 123 crores for Krishak Samagr Vikas Yojana.
First time in history, the Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari left the Budget Session without addressing both houses. He left the Vidhan Sabha Central Hall amid slogans raised by legislators on March 3. With the governor taking the stage, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress (Maha-Vikas-Aghadi) shouted slogans against Mr Koshyari. Besides BJP MLAs also raised 'low level' slogans, to avoid Koshyari's speech on behalf of Government over Nawab… read-more
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Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai is set to hold a meeting with MPs of Delhi, on February 7. During the meeting, the State CM will discuss the projects and programmes, ahead of the Budget Session, next month, in Karnataka. "I intend to discuss the State Budget, financial condition and GST", said CM. Bommai also said that he sought an appointment with top BJP leaders and will plan further.
M Venkaiah Naidu, the Chairman of Rajya Sabha released new seating arrangements for MPs, on January 31. With the beginning of the Union Budget session, Naidu urged MPs of all the parties to follow the new seating, which has been in place due to ongoing COVID-19 third wave. Since 2020, the Parliament adapted new distance seating arrangements, which was avoided in the Monsoon session, held recently.
Union FM Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 31, presented the economic survey for fiscal year 2022 to 2023. As per the survey, GDP is expected to be projected at 8-8.5 % for the fiscal year 2022-23. The survey also highlighted growth in various sectors, to accelerate GDP. Moreover, FM Sitharaman will present Union Budget on February 1.
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