PM Modi to chair all-party meeting on January 30 ahead of Union Budget

The all-party meeting is slated to begin at 11.30 am.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on January 30, according to reports.

As per the reports, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said that the meeting will be held through video conferencing and the government will put forth its legislative business for the Budget session of Parliament and also listen to the Opposition's suggestions.

The budget session of Parliament which will begin from January 29 will be held in two phases. The first phase will be from January 29 to February 15, and the second phase will be from March 8 to April 8.

The Centre has invited floor leaders of all parties to discuss ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget in Parliament on February 1.

The all-party meeting slated to begin at 11.30 am will be attended by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, Deputy leader of the Rajya Sabha Piyush Goyal, Social Justice and  Empowerment Minister Thawarchand Gehlot, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and BJP MP V Muralitharan, the reports added.

On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla chaired a high-level meeting for holding the Budget session. The speaker had also said that COVID-19 tests will be mandatory for members attending the Parliament session.

First Published:Jan. 20, 2021, 3:07 p.m.

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