Amid Covid and farmer’s protest, Budget Session of the Parliament, 2021 Begins Today

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Credits: The Indian Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the upcoming Union Budget was the next in a series of mini-budgets presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in 2020. The Budget Session of the Parliament started today with the commemoration of President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.

Before heading inside the parliament, PM Narendra Modi in a brief conversation with journalists present outside the Parliament house, he said, “This is the Budget Session. For the first time in India’s history, in a way, the Finance Minister had to present 4-5 mini budgets in 2020 in the form of different packages. So this Budget will be seen as a part of those 4-5 mini budgets, I believe this.”

“Today commences the first Session of this decade. This decade is very important for the bright future of India. A golden opportunity has come before the nation to fulfill the dreams seen by the freedom fighters: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament,” he added.

He assured that this time Parliament will not fail and asserted that it’ll make its contribution towards people’s aspirations. As the Budget Session begins today, President of India, Ram Nath Kovind addressed both the houses of the parliament. Today’s parliamentary session has been turned down by 18 political parties in view of farmers protest. Union Budget to be presented on February 1, 2021.

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