Govt holds meeting with Floor Leaders of all parties ahead of Budget Session 2024

New Delhi: Session to provide eight sittings spread over a period of ten days, may conclude on 9th Feb

BY | Wednesday, 31 January, 2024

The Government held a meeting with Floor Leaders of all Political Parties on Tuesday under the Chairmanship of Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence before the start of the Interim Budget Session of Parliament, 2024.

In his opening address, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi informed that the Session of Parliament will commence on 31st January 2024 and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the session may conclude on 9th February 2024. The Session will provide eight sittings spread over a period of ten days.

As per the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Joshi also informed that Session will mainly be devoted to the Financial Business relating to Interim Union Budget for the year 2024-25 and discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address, however essential Legislative and other Business will also be taken up during this session.

The Union Minister further informed that Supplementary Demands for Grants for the Year 2023-24 in respect of the Union Government will be discussed and voted. He also stated that presentation and discussion on Interim Budget of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for 2024-25 along with Supplementary Demands for Grants of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir for the financial year 2023-24 will also be taken up and voted.

Moreover, Joshi stated that the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure by respective Presiding Officers. He also requested all party leaders for active cooperation and support for the smooth functioning of the two Houses of Parliament, the Ministry stated.

The meeting was attended by forty-five Leaders from thirty political parties.

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