The first half of the session was held between February 1 and February 11.
Here are seven points on the Budget session:
1. With a drop in daily COVID-19 cases in India, the parliament is likely to see fewer restrictions this time.
2. Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha, after a meeting with Sonia Gandhi and other party leaders over the budget session agenda on Sunday, said: “We will try to raise the issues of inflation, unemployment, MSP (minimum support price) for farmers and medical students returning from Ukraine”.
3. On Monday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the Jammu and Kashmir budget for the financial year 2022-23.
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4. The first half saw the government presenting this year’s budget with a focus on creating nearly six million jobs in the next five years. Sitharaman had presented the budget as part of 25-year lead-up to India’s 100-year independence.
5. A debate on the motion of thanks of President Ram Nath Kovind’s address – in the first part – witnessed some stormy moments as Congress MP Rahul Gandhi launched a sharp attack on the government.
6. To maintain social distancing, galleries and chambers will be in use in both the Houses. A total of 11 sittings took place in the first part.
7. The second half of the Budget session will conclude on April 8. Nineteen sittings are scheduled to be held in the second part.