New Delhi, Jan 28: Ahead of budget session, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Sunday said she expects the session, beginning on Monday, to proceed without any disruption. Talking to reporters in the national capital, Mahajan said that the budget session will be divided into two parts. While eight sitting will take place in the first phase of the session, second phase will comprise 23 sittings. Mahajan added that she will try to accommodate issues raised by the opposition parties. [Also read: Income Tax Exemption: Arun Jaitley Can Make These Five Announcements in Budget Speech] Also Read - Maharashtra Man Booked For Giving Triple Talaq to Wife Over Phone
“Budget Session begins tomorrow. Budget to be presented on 1st February. Session will be in 2 parts with 8 sittings in first & 23 sittings in 2nd part. Several issues were discussed & we’ll try to accommodate all of them. I hope session goes on smoothly,” said Mahajan. [Also read: Budget 2018-19: Income Tax Exemption Limit May be Increased to Rs 3 Lakh] Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Gets Slightly Richer, HM Amit Shah Poorer As Per Assets Declaration
The Centre led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be presenting its last full-fledged budget on Feb 1. Experts hope that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may present a traditional budget with no surprises this time. Also Read - Parliament Adjourns Sine Die, Monsoon Session Cut Short by Eight Days Over Coronavirus Concerns
The issues of triple talaq, compensation to victims of Ockhi cyclone and women’s reservation bill are likely to dominate the session. “We’ll continue to demand that Triple Talaq Bill be referred to select committee for deliberation upon some of its contentious clauses. We’ll also raise Ockhi fishermen issue, NEET issue & Women’s Reservation Bill which has not been listed in the business advisory,” said DMK MP Kanimozhi. [Also read: Budget 2018: All 11,000 Trains And 8,500 Stations to Get CCTV Cameras]
Muslim Women’s (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 related to triple talaq, the Codes of Wages Bill, 2017, Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education, 2017 are among the important bills that will be tabled for discussion and passage.
As many as 28 bills will be tabled in the Lok Sabha, while 39 bills are listed for the Rajya Sabha for the upcoming session. Long pending issues including the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016, will be discussed in the Lower House.