The Economic Survey will be tabled later in the day. (Image source: Wikipedia) Photograph: (Others)
The President called this session 'historic'
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee started off budget 2017 by addressing both the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
Budget session of Parliament begins with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to members of both the houses. pic.twitter.com/glkplFHeEb— ANI (@ANI_news) January 31, 2017
The Economic Survey will be tabled later in the day while the Rail and General Budget will be presented together on Wednesday, a departure from tradition.
Some 34 bills will also be introduced for passing and consideration. These include three ordinances which will be replaced through bills: The ordinance of Enemy Property, Payment of Wages and Specified Bank Notes.
Here are some key quotes from the Indian President's speech:
PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Deepa illustrate strength of our women.
Social and economic equality for deprived sections is the first promise of our constitution, our Govt is committed to fulfilling it.
Through the Stand-Up India initiative, the govt plans to empower over 2-and-a-half lakh SCs, STs and women entrepreneurs.
North East is our gateway for trade and communication with South East Asia.
India has been facing grave challenge of terrorism, threat to global community.
India gave a befitting reply to repeated incursions by conducting successful surgical strikes.
J&K affected by terrorism sponsored and supported from across the border.