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Updated on: Friday, January 22, 2021, 11:51 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh Budget session to start on February 22

By all indications, it will be a very stormy session.
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BHOPAL: The state Assembly Budget session is going to start on February 22. A notification to this effect was issued on Friday. The principal secretary, AP Singh, informed that, in the 33-day session, a total of 23 sittings would be held. The session will start with the Governor’s Address on February 22 and will conclude on March 26. In this session, the Budget will be presented and other government businesses will be done.

The Assembly secretariat has laid out the time schedule for certain businesses. The MLAs can send their private Bill information till February 24. Information about call-attention and others can be sent till February 16.

The Vidhan Sabha session in 2020 was organised just for the formalities because of the Covid-19 pandemic. In December 2020, the winter session was also deferred to the Budget session. At the same time, around 10 of the MLAs and members of the staff of the Assembly were reported to be corona-infected. A one-day session was organised in September 2020, in which the corona situation was discussed.

Issues galore

  • The Budget session will be stormy for the ruling party as many businesses, such as the election of Speaker and Deputy Speaker will be done

  • The issue of the farmers’ loan waiver scheme will heat up the Assembly as BJP leaders always blame the Congress party for not waiving loans of up to Rs 2 lakh and Congress leaders always claim that they had waived the loans of more than 27 lakh farmers

  • The issue of electricity bills is also going to generate heat in the Assembly as the production companies have recently decided to increase the tariffs

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Published on: Friday, January 22, 2021, 11:51 PM IST
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