Budget would not be easy for NDA as the opposition prepares to corner the new govt

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New Delhi, July 7: The testing time for the new government has begun as it will face the budget sessions, starting today. According to media reports, the opposition is all set to question the government on various issues ranging from LPG and petrol price rise to rail hike.

The opposition had made its intenstions clear at an all-party meeting that was convened by speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

The government is also likely to be cornered on issues relating the rejection of former Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium as a judge of the Supreme court, the rape case controversy involving Union minister Nihalchand Meghwal and many more.

Throwing some more light on the upcoming sessions, Mahajan said,"The session will have 28 sittings and 168 working hours. Since the Standing Committees for various ministries are yet to be constituted, the demands for grants for various ministries will be passed by both Houses by July 31 after discussion in Parliament instead of the committees."

Emphasizing on peaceful proceedings, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that the government is open to any kind of discussions and requested the opposition to cooperate" to ensure that the decorum and dignity of Parliament is maintained.

He further added,"We will be taking up the General Budget, Railway Budget and also willing to discuss any issue of national importance... the government will also make a statement on the situation of Indians in Iraq. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make the statement in both Houses."

The government is also likely to bring bills for replacing the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India or TRAI (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 and the POlavaram project under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014.

National Institute of Design is to have a new Bill by the Commerce Ministry and other Bills will be revieed and brought in front of the Parliament in coordination of the OPposition members.

Apart from this, a new feature in the Parliamentary Sessions have been added. A screen in the front, which will help members sitting in the front row see who is speaking at the rear. The sessions are likely to continue till August 14. 

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