New Delhi: The Parliamentary Budget Session began on January 31 and will go through April 6 with 27 sittings dispersed over 66 days and the customary recess. Nirmala Sitharaman, the union's minister of finance, delivered the 2023 budget to lawmakers on Wednesday.
To "decide the day's approach" about their demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) into the Adani Issue, the opposition parties will meet on Tuesday at 10 AM.
Given that it is the last complete budget of the BJP-led NDA government's second term before the 2024 general elections, this budget is crucial both economically and politically. Meetings with floor leaders of opposition parties were held on Monday by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of Union Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi in an effort to break the impasse after both Houses were adjourned for the day on Monday as well due to the Adani controversy.
In response to the Government's refusal to even allow the opposition to express its demand for a JPC into the "PM-linked Adani MahaMegaScam," Congress leader Jairam Ramesh announced via Twitter that the opposition parties would meet on Tuesday to determine the day's strategy.
However, it is anticipated that the opposing parties will break the impasse in the Parliament today. Following the submission of their demands, they may take part in the discussion of the President's speech; nevertheless, the ultimate decision will be made at the opposition parties' meeting on Tuesday.
Digvijay Singh, a prominent member of the Congress, declared on Monday that the party would not "back down" unless Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to allow a debate in Parliament about the Hindenburg Research report critical of the Adani Group.
Both Houses of Congress were adjourned during the budget session as a result of the constant pressure Congress puts on the government in Parliament.
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