Budget Session Commences 2019.

Vishal Chauhan, 31/01/2019
Budget Session Commences 2019.

The Budget Session began on Thursday, 31 January, with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of members of both the Houses of Parliament. The session, to last for two weeks ending 13 February, will be last of the Narendra Modi-led government.

On Friday, day two of the session, interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present Modi government's sixth and final Budget, which will be an interim one, keeping up with established tradition. The Budget will seek Parliament's nod for spending for four months till a new government is sworn-in.

During the session, the government is expected to push for the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Triple Talaq Bill.

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The Budget Session of Parliament commenced on Thursday, 31 January, and will run for two weeks, till 13 February. Modi government’s sixth and final Budget will be presented on Friday, day two of the Budget session. Interim Finance Minister Piyush Goyal will present the Budget, which will be an interim one, keeping up with established tradition.

Modi Govt Has Commenced a Journey towards Building a 'New India': Venkaiah Naidu.

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu addressed Parliament during the Budget Session on Thursday, 31 January, following the President’s address.

He said that with the “blessings of 130 crore Indians, my govt have commenced a journey towards building a ‘new India’.”

Rafale Will Improve India's Defence Capabilities: Kovind.

“India is soon going to induct the Rafale fighter aircraft, which will improve its defence capabilities,” President Ram Nath Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday, 31 January.

India Second Largest Manufacturer of Mobile Phones: President Kovind.

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“I am happy to inform that under the government’s 'Make in India' initiative, India has become the world's second largest manufacturer of mobile phones,” President Ram Nath Kovind said, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses in Parliament.

GST Reduced Difficulties, Improved Transparency: President Kovind.

President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses, said that GST was going to help build an honest and transparent trading system in the country which will be a great advantage for the youth of the country.

Jan Dhan Yojana Benefited 34 Crore People: Kovind.

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“Because of the government’s Jan Dhan Yojana, bank accounts of over 34 crore people have been opened in the country and almost every family has been linked to the banking system,” President Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday.

He added that the scheme had helped add Rs 88,000 crore to the formal economy.

“According to an international agency, 55 percent of the total bank accounts opened between 2014-2017 were opened in India itself,” Kovind said.

More Than 1.3 Crore Houses Have Been Built: President Kovind.

In the last four years, more than 1 crore 30 lakh houses have been built under the government's rural housing scheme, President Kovind said in Parliament on Thursday, 31 January.

Citizenship Amendment Bill Will Help the Oppressed: Kovind.

President Ram Nath Kovind, while addressing a joint sitting of both Houses, said that the Citizenship Amendment Bill will make it easier to provide Indian citizenship to those who had to take refuge in India after facing oppression somewhere else.

“They were not at fault, they were victims of situations like that,” he said.

Over Six Crore Gas Connections Issued Under Ujjwala Scheme: President Kovind.