Speaker to hold all party meet ahead of Budget session

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New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar will hold an all-party meet today, a day before the commencement of the Budget session of Parliament.

According to reports, the leaders will discuss the constitution of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC).

The speaker will also hold a customary luncheon meeting here with the leaders of various parties where she is expected to urge them for restoration of normalcy in Parliament functioning. arliamentary Affairs Minister Pavan Kumar Bansal had earlier said that the government will take a decision on Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe issue before Wednesday.

"We have worked out something...but we can't say anything right now. But we want the Opposition to cooperate with the government and ensure that Parliament functions," said Bansal.

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the 'General Budget' to the Lok Sabha on February 28.

The session will be in two parts-the first upto March 16 and the second from April 4 to 21.

The Railway Budget will be presented before the Rajya Sabha on February 25.

The standing committees of various ministries will use the recess between the two parts of the session to scrutinise the budgetary demands for grants. (ANI)

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