New Delhi: With the government having expressed no hesitation in discussing the JNU row in the Parliament, the budget session is expected to begin on a rocky note today.
Four major incidents- JNU row, Rohit Vemula’s suicide, Omar Khalid and Jat quota stir are likely to bring the Parliament to a grinding halt, when the lawmakers meet to discuss the annual budget.
After a complete washout of the monsoon and winter sessions, the government is eyeing on the budget session to pass key bills including GST, Real Estate, Anti-Hijacking, National Waterways and Whistle Blowers Protection.
The first phase of the Session will come to an end on 16th of March and the second phase will begin from 25th April and conclude on 13th May.
During the session, the Rail Budget will be presented on 25th and the General Budget on 29th of February.
Calling on the Opposition to adopt a positive approach for the upcoming Budget Session, Union parliamentary affairs minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that holding 'discussion' should be the protocol in the Parliament instead of 'disruption'.