Budget Session: President Ramnath Kovind says "Air Force will use ultramodern Rafale aircraft soon and will strengthen itself"

Parliament Budget Session 2019 LIVE: President Ramnath Kovind is addressing a joint session of parliament (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha). The joint session is taking place in Cental hall.

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31 Jan 2019, 12:15 PM IST
President also said 51. My Government is completing 99 incomplete old irrigation projects so that farmers do not face any hurdle in irrigation. 71 of these projects will be completed by the next few months. Micro-irrigation is also being promoted by the Government to ensure full utilization of every drop of water".
31 Jan 2019, 12:15 PM IST
Work is being carried out with a new approach for reducing the cost of farming, providing the farmers with fair price for their crops, providing access to new markets and helping them with additional sources of income. My Government has taken the historic decision of fixing the Minimum Support Price - MSP of 22 crops at one and a half times higher than the production cost of the crop" says President Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 12:14 PM IST
On behalf of this august House, I compliment our annadata farmers. My Government is striving day and night to attain the goal of doubling farmers income. Understanding the needs of farmers, the Government is seeking to find permanent solutions to their problems. It is the priority of the Government to provide better facilities and assistance to farmers for the entire spectrum of agriculture activities from purchase of equipments and seeds to transportation of produce and its sale" says President Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 12:04 PM IST
“India has acquainted people of its new policy and new ways by performing surgical strikes along the Line of Control. Last year India became a part of the list of nations who have Nuclear Triad”
31 Jan 2019, 11:59 AM IST
“Over 12 crore 30 lakh people travelled via air in 2017-18. People have been provided with 12 lakh cheaper flight seats because of Udaan Yojna; because of this a common man is getting the opportunity of flying via airplane” says President Kovind.
31 Jan 2019, 11:57 AM IST
“My government believes that there is a scope of making a new growth engine in East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha and the entire East India. Government has been trying to strengthen the Railway and waterway in East India” says President Kovind.
31 Jan 2019, 11:54 AM IST
“ISRO scientists and engineers has been leaving marks in the world by making new record consistently. I congratulate our scientists and engineers for Mission Gaganyaan” says President Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 11:51 AM IST
“Now, India has become the second largest country to make mobile phones. On the sidelines of Make In India, Asia’s biggest MedTech Zone is being constructed in Andhra Pradesh” says President Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 11:44 AM IST
GST has benefited the youth of the country and has made it easier for the businessmen to do business in any part of the country." says President Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 11:41 AM IST
Government has taken several steps to eradicate black money and corruption" says President Kovind. He further said that "Due to government policies, number of tax payers have also increased under Modi government's rule"
31 Jan 2019, 11:38 AM IST
President Kovind says 34 crore bank accounts have been opened by the government, which have brought several economic changes"
31 Jan 2019, 11:34 AM IST
Government is working to increase the income of the farmer. Attempts are being made to double the farmer income" says President Kovind.
31 Jan 2019, 11:32 AM IST
Even women have been highly benefited as Government increased the maternity leave from 12 to 26 weeks" says President Ramnath Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 11:19 AM IST
President Kovind says The middle class has been highly benefited by Government, as reduction in Income Tax has been a matter of relief"
31 Jan 2019, 11:17 AM IST
President Kovind lauds Modi government; says Govt constructed 1.3 crore houses for the people of the country"
31 Jan 2019, 11:24 AM IST
President Kovind says Government took a major step to safeguard girl child by amending the laws and punishing a rape convict with death punishment"
31 Jan 2019, 11:14 AM IST
President said Government is attempting to lighten up everyone's life by providing electricity to every village of the country".
31 Jan 2019, 11:14 AM IST
It has become easy for a middle class person to build their own house. Govt has ensured timely building and allocation of houses via RERA law" says President Ramnath Kovind
31 Jan 2019, 11:07 AM IST
President Ramnath Kovind says Government aroused a new hope in the people of the country". He further said "The government attempted to take development to the poor".
31 Jan 2019, 11:04 AM IST
President Ramnath Kovind begins his speech ahead of Budget Session of parliament in Central Hall. President is presenting Modi government's report card.
31 Jan 2019, 10:58 AM IST
President Ramnath Kovind reaches Central Hall of the parliament. To address a joint session of the parliament comprising of both houses (lower and upper) shortly.
31 Jan 2019, 10:51 AM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind leaves for the Parliament where he will address both Houses of Parliament before the Budget session today.
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New Delhi: The Modi government is set to present its Interim Budget for 2019 on Friday, February 1. In order to ensure smooth running of the Budget session of the parliament, which starts Thursday, Parliamentary affairs minister Narendra Singh Tomar has called an all party meeting on Thursday. On the other hand, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has called a meeting of Rajya Sabha MPs. Even Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called an all party meeting on Wednesday.

This is the last Budget Session taking place ahead of Lok Sabha elections this year. The session would begin with an address by President Ramnath Kovind. President Kovind would address the MPs form both the houses of parliament from parliament’s central hall at 11am on Thursday.

It will be the last budget by PM Modi government. Is being believed that the government is likely to make major announcements I favour of middle class and farmers, considering the Lok Sabha elections are around the corner. This year, the Economic Survey will not be presented right now and will be out presented with the final budget which would be presented by the new government.

The Congress on Wednesday said the government should not bring the full fledged budget in the name of interim budget, as its tenure is till May.

Representing the Congress in the all-party meeting called by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, Congress leader in the House, Kharge said the government should restrict itself to vote-on-account.

Talking to reporters after the meeting, the Congress leader said he has demanded that there should be discussion on the Rafale deal and farmers issues during the budget session, which is starting on Thursday.

"I said in the meeting that the government should not bring full-fledged budget in the name of interim budget. It cannot do this as the tenure of this government is till May. The BJP-led government should bring only vote-on-account," he said.