PM Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on Saturday to put forth the government’s legislative agenda for the Budget Session of Parliament. The Budget Session began with President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.
Usually such all-party meetings are held ahead of parliamentary sessions to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses, but this time it is being held after the beginning of the session.
The opposition parties had raised the issue of farmers’ agitation at an all-party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla but the government suggested that the issue of farmers’ agitation can be raised during the debate on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address.
Ten hours have been allocated in Lok Sabha on February 2,3 and 4. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, to ensure social distancing norms, Rajya Sabha will meet in the morning, Lok Sabha will meet in the second half of the day.