Budget should reject proposals merely 'luring' people: Congress

| Updated: Jan 31, 2017 12:39 IST

New Delhi, [India], Jan. 31 (ANI): With the Budget session of the Parliament scheduled to start from today, the Congress has firmly stated that any proposal made in the name to 'lure' the population should not be suggested in the Budget. "The Election Commission (EC) along with the Supreme Court is suggesting that no new schemes should be introduced in the poll-bounded states. Also, proposals merely to lure people should not be taken into consideration," Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI. He further emphasised on the efforts by the Congress to ensure the Budget was presented once elections are over. "There is a thing called morality. This implementation of Budget will affect the people but they (Centre) do not want to listen to anyone. In a democracy if you are not respecting other's opinions then you are not following the democratic procedure," Kharge said. The Budget Session will start from Tuesday with President Pranab Mukherjee's address to a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha. Demonetisation and the GST Bill will be top priority legislations likely to be discussed during the budget session. The Economic Survey will also be presented on the first day of the session, while the general budget will be presented on Wednesday. The two Houses will have a month-long recess from February 10 to March 8 to enable the Standing Committees to consider the Demands for Grants of Ministries and Departments and prepare their reports. (ANI)