The second part of the Budget session of Parliament is likely to be curtailed and be concluded before Holi, sources said on Monday. It is believed that most top politicians would be busy campaigning for Assembly polls taking place in March-April.
As of now, the session will conclude on April 8.
The sources said parties across the board support curtailing the session in view of polls in Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. A final decision on the same is yet to be taken. Moreover, many senior leaders from various political parties are likely to give this session a miss to focus on campaigning.
The main focus of the government in this session is to get various demands of grants for the financial year 2021-22 passed along with the Finance Bill which carries various tax proposals.
Besides these mandatory agendas, the government has listed various bills for passage in the session. Some of the bills listed by the government include the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, Electricity (Amendment) Bill, and Crypto currency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill.
The first part of the Budget session started on January 29 with the President’s address to a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. The Union Budget was tabled on February 1.