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First session of Punjab assembly from Monday

chandigarh Updated: Mar 17, 2012 18:11 IST

The first session of Punjab assembly constituted after the recent polls that saw Akali Dal-BJP alliance returning to power will commence from Monday, with 117 newly-elected members slated to take oath.

Since the election process has just concluded, the new government headed by veteran Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal will not be presenting a regular budget for 2012-13 and instead will seek a vote-on-account budget on March 28 for the first three months of the new financial year.

The session will start with oath-taking by new members on the first two days on March 19 and March 20 when the election of the speaker and deputy speaker will also take place, an assembly release said here on Saturday.

Punjab Governor Shivraj V Patil will deliver his address on March 21 whereas obituary references will be taken up on March 22. A discussion on the Governor's address will take place on March 26 and March 27 and legislative business, if any, will be taken up on March 29.