Budget 2017: Govt convenes all-party meet today, seeks Opposition’s support

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addresses a delegation while speaking on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) issues during the Vibrant Gujarat investor summit in Gandhinagar

The government has convened an all-party meeting today ahead of the Budget 2017 Session of Parliament to seek opposition’s support for the smooth conduct of proceedings in both the Houses.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has also called a meeting of leaders of political parties in the House same evening.

The Budget Session will start from Tuesday with President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

The Economic Survey will also be presented on the first day of the session. General Budget will be presented on Wednesday.

The two Houses will have a month long recess from February 10 to March 8 to enable the Standing Committees to consider the Demands for Grants of Ministries and Departments and prepare their reports.

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