Budget session 2022: Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi to lead the debate on motion of thanks to President’s address

The debate on the motion of thanks will start in both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to it.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will be the first leader from the Opposition to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha on Wednesday, sources said to ANI. Harish Dviwedi of the BJP will move the motion of thanks in Lok Sabha.

“Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will be the first speaker in the discussion on motion of thanks to the President’s address tomorrow,” a senior Congress leader said. He will speak on the presidential address, budget and will raise the issue of spyware software Pegasus in his address.

In his 50-minute address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session on Monday, President Ram Nath Kovind said his government’s policies have given top priority to the poor and marginalized sections of the society.

BJP’s Harish Dwivedi will move the motion of thanks in Lok Sabha while alias Chandraprabha will move it in Rajya Sabha. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s reply is expected on February 8 and that of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 11.

In his address to the joint sitting of both Houses on January 31, President Ram Nath Kovind listed the government’s achievements amid the COVID- crisis, including measures taken to fight the pandemic.

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