Postponement of budget: Petitioner seeks more time to reply

| Updated: Jan 20, 2017 23:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 20(ANI): Manohar Lal Sharma, who has filed a plea seeking postponement of the Union Budget to March, today asked the Supreme Court for more time to reply in the matter. The matter will be next heard on January 23. Sharma in his plea stated that the people would face a lot of problems due to the upcoming assembly elections in five states. "I have mentioned the matter before the bench of the apex court seeking postponing of the annual budget to be presented by the government in view of impending assembly polls," Sharma told ANI. An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said they would hear the matter in due course of time. Earlier in December last year, the apex court refused to give an urgent hearing to Sharma's plea. (ANI)