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Budget Session to resume in Parliament from today

File photo of the Parliament. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 04.06 AM (IST)

The second part of the Budget session resumes today with both houses of Parliament meeting after a month-long break.

The Opposition parties are likely to corner the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on the Rs 12,636 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam involving celebrity jewellery designer Nirav Modi and his uncle and business partner Mehul Choksi.

The government's priorities are likely to be the passage of the triple talaq bill andd the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill.

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Union cabinet had approved the proposal to introduce the offenders bill 2018 in the Parliament on March 1.

The purpose of the bill is to confiscate the assets of a fugitive, including Benami assets.

The Parliament will also take up a discussion on the Union budget, which was tabled in the first half of the session, and pass it.

The government has listed a few bills for consideration and passage in both Houses.

In the Lok Sabha, it intends to bring The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017, and The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017, on March 5, and The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017, on March 6.

In the Rajya Sabha, the government has listed The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017, and The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017, for the first day of the session.

(With inputs from ANI)