All eyes stand still as businesses from different sectors await FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget announcements for the 2024-25 financial year. The Interim Budget 2024-2025 is going to be a vote on account to be tabled by Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of Lok Sabha Elections.
The Budget Session of Parliament was held today with President Droupadi Murmu addressing a joint sitting. President Murmu expressed her confidence in having a positive discussion within the new Parliament building in her speech.
She highlighted the achievements of the Centre and mentioned that nearly 25 crore people have emerged from poverty during her 10-year tenure in the government. Scheduled to conclude on February 1 the session will feature Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting the interim budget.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi outlined the primary agenda for the brief session, including the President's Address, the presentation of the interim budget, and the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, culminating in a reply by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A day before budget announcements, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated, “Concluding the inaugural session in this new Parliament building, the Parliament made a dignified decision - the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam. Following that, on January 26th, we witnessed the country's experience of the prowess, courage, and unwavering determination of Nari Shakti. As the budget session commences today under the guidance of President Droupadi Murmu and tomorrow when Nirmala Sitharaman presents the interim budget - in essence, this marks a celebration of Nari Shakti”.