The Union Budget 2017 has been one of the most awaited events in India. Union Budget 2017 was to be presented on February 1, 2017, for the first time, breaking the tradition of presenting the budget at the end of fiscal year. After winning the battle at Supreme Court, the Finance Ministry have made all preparations to present the Budget 2017 at 11 am IST in the Lok Sabha. However, the sudden demise of sitting MP, E Ahmed has left the ministry in a tough state as ministers are asking to postpone the event. Also Read - Happy Birthday Dileep Sardesai: Google Celebrates Cricketer's 78th Birthday With a Doodle
Various ministers had requested to postpone the Union Budget in light of the Assembly Elections in five states and moved to court. However, the Supreme Court out ruled this application in favour of the Finance Ministry and made sure that budget is presented on February 1. While people are in a state of confusion regarding the presentation of Budget, journalist Rajdeep Sardesai cleared the air on his Twitter page. Budget 2017: Confusion prevails over presentation of budget after E Ahmed’s death but Twitterati run high on expectations Also Read - Maharashtra Budget 2018 Highlights: Rs 300 Crore For Shivaji Statue, Rs 150 Crore For Ambedkar Memorial And More
The consulting editor at India Today tweeted out that the Union Budget will be postponed. His tweet read,” Big breaking only on @IndiaToday : union budget to be postponed by a day after death of sitting MP E Ahmed”. This tweet cleared the air for many who were confused over the matter. The news anchor quickly deleted the tweet as government officials began confirming that the budget will take place. Sardesai then tweeted that the budget session will take place! Also Read - Zee JLF 2018: The Spirit of the Game, Cricket vs Football
While people are eager to hear the budget and have high expectations, the ministers are supposed to have a meeting with the Speaker at 10 am and discuss this issue in the Parliament. E Ahmed was an Indian Union Muslim League MP from Kerala who was attending the first day of the budgetary session yesterday. He collapsed in the Parliament during the address of President Pranab Mukherjee and was rushed to the hospital. The Congress MP passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest.