Budget session 2018 Live: World is optimistic about India, says PM Modi

On Monday, the Budget session of the Parliament will commence. The Economic Survey will be presented in the Parliament today. On February 1, the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19. There are no less than 28 bills are anticipated to be tabled in the Lok Sabha this session, whereas 39 bills are listed for the Rajya Sabha. The Muslim Women’s (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill is one of the key bills that will be presented in the house. Some other key bills like the Codes of Wages Bill, triple talaq bill, Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education are also going to be tabled.

Here are the live updates:

11 am: The President Ram Nath Kovind reached the Parliament. At the beginning of the Budget session, President Kovind will be addressing both the houses.

10.50 am: The President Ram Nath Kovind will address the Joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament in a while.

10.41 am: Prime Minister Modi appeals that all political parties to make Triple Talaq Bill pass in the Budget session of the Parliament.

10.40 am: “We should make use of our system of parliamentary committees and discuss aspects of the Budget. We should think about the well-being of rural India, farmers, Dalits, tribal communities and labourers,” says PM Modi.

10.25 am: The Parliament Budget session will start at 11 am with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind.

9.30 am: As the Triple Talaq Bill had been cleared in the Lok Sabha in the Winter Session, the focus will be in the Rajya Sabha this session.

9 am: At an all-party meeting on Sunday, the government said it would “leave no stone unturned” to make sure the way of the Triple Talaq Bill. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the meeting that the Budget Session was “very important” and that the government takes recommendations given by all political parties “very seriously”.

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