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Pre-Budget Session all-party meetings today

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Jan 27: Two all-party meetings will be held on Sunday, ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament which is due to start on Monday, government sources said on Saturday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anth Kumar has called for an all-party meeting at 4.00 p.m., and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will hold a meeting at 7.30 p.m, which will be followed by dinner, sources said.

The Budget Session will start on Monday with President Ram th Kovind’s address to a joint sitting of the two Houses. This will be Kovind’s first address to a joint sitting of Parliament since he took over as the President.

The Union Budget will be tabled on February 1. The session will go into a break on February 9.

The second phase of the Budget Session will start on March 5 and conclude on April 6. The session is likely to see important bills, including one for the commission for backward classes and another on Triple Talaq. While The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was stuck in the Rajya Sabha after getting passed in the Lok Sabha, the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017, which proposes constitutiol status for the OBC Commission, could not be passed in the Lok Sabha. The government had tabled the bill in the Lok Sabha with an amendment altertive to the amendment made by the Rajya Sabha. (IANS)

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