Budget 2021: PM Modi holds all party meeting to discuss legislative agenda for budget session

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meet on Saturday, to put forward the government’s legislative agenda for the Budget Session of Parliament.

Usually the all party meetings are held ahead of parliamentary sessions to ensure smooth functioning of both the Houses but this time the all party meet will be held after the beginning of the session which started today by President Ram Nath Kovind addressing the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament.


During the virtual meeting, opposition parties are likely to demand a debate on the farmers’ agitation underway at various border points of Delhi.

At an all party meeting convened by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday, opposition parties raised the issue of farmers agitation 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 for which 10 hours have been allocated in Lok Sabha on February 2,3 and 4.

Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are meeting in shifts of five hours each to ensure distancing norms. While Rajya Sabha will meet in the morning, Lok Sabha will meet in the second half of the day.