Union Budget 2017: No separate Rail budget this year as it merged with General Budget

The 2017's Union Budget will be presented today in Parliament by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and there will be no separate Rail budget for this year, as it has been merged with the General Budget.

The first part of the budget session has been kept brief in view of ongoing assembly polls in five states.

Confident that the Union and the Railway Budget 2017 will make the nation self-sufficient, the BJP has asserted that government's decision to present both the Union and the Railway Budget 2017 together is astute.

"The Election Commission (EC) along with the Supreme Court is suggesting that no new schemes should be introduced in the poll-bounded states. Also, proposals merely to lure people should not be taken into consideration," Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI.

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