Elections should not affect the budget session, PM Modi. Photograph:( IANS )
PM Modi said that this session instils confidence in the world regarding India's economic progress, vaccination programme, Made in India vaccines
Ahead of India's Budget Session, the country's Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the Members of Parliament (MPs) to hold discussions with an open mind, aiming to take the country on the path of development.
During his address on Monday (January 31) PM Modi also said that the Budget Session will be made as fruitful as possible.
"The more fruitful we make this session, the better opportunity there would be in the coming year to take the country to new economic heights," he said.
This session instils confidence in the world regarding India's economic progress, vaccination programme, Made in India vaccines. "In this session too, discussions, issues of discussions and open-minded debates can become an important opportunity for global impact."
This year's budget and the budget session in the Parliament is crucial as it comes ahead of assembly polls in five states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand, Goa.
"True that polls affect sessions and debates. But I request all MPs that elections will go on but Budget Session draws a blueprint for an entire year and therefore, it is very important," PM Modi said.
With the Budget Session of Parliament commencing on Monday, the government is all set to lay Economic Survey 2021-22 along with Statistical Appendix in both Houses.
Economic Survey 2021-22 and the Statistical Appendix will be laid on the table of the Lok Sabha at around 12.45pm (local time) by India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. While it will be tabled in Upper House a few minutes after the House assembles at 2.30pm (local time).
Speaking at the start of the Budget Session. https://t.co/nijuHzfoIm— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 31, 2022