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All-party meet tomorrow for smooth running of budget session

A meeting of leaders of political parties has been convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar tomorrow to ensure smooth running of the Budget session of Parliament commencing from Monday.

business Updated: Feb 19, 2010 15:54 IST

A meeting of leaders of political parties has been convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar tomorrow to ensure smooth running of the Budget session of Parliament commencing from Monday.

In the meeting, the Speaker would like to know from the leaders, mainly of the opposition, on the issues they would like to raise and prepare for the possible storm during the session by allowing debates.

The main opposition BJP has already made it known that it would raise issues like price rise, Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan and the internal security situation in the session.

The session would commence with President Pratibha Patil's address to the joint sitting and would conclude on May 7.

The General Budget for 2010-11 will be presented on February 26 and the Railway Budget 2010-11 on February 24.

In order to enable the Standing Committees to consider the demands for grants of various ministries and departments and prepare their reports, the Lok Sabha will adjourn on March 16 to reassemble on April 12.

The Rajya Sabha will begin its sitting from February 22.