Railway Budget 2009 – Union Budget 2009 – Railway Budget – India Budget 2009
The new Congress-led government is ready for the month-long budget session of parliament beginning Thursday with the ruling party planning to push through crucial legislative initiatives to make its 100-day vision come true.
The last month has seen many ministers announcing plans with many of them expecting to push through crucial policy legislation and initiatives during the budget session.
The railway budget will be presented by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on July 3 and the fiscal budget by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on July 6.
The parliament session begins on Thursday with the presentation of the Economic Survey. After the survey and the railway and union budgets are presented, there would be a discussion on the demands for grants for select ministries.
The session will go on till August 7.
The Congress said it had the numbers and was confident of pushing through the “aam aadmi” agenda it raised in the run up to the elections. The Liberhan Commission report on the 1992 demolition of the Babri Masjid by Hindu supporters is likely to create political ripples.
The Land Acquisition Bill and the Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, which had lapsed due to the dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha, are likely to be re-introduced in the house. The bills related to reforms in the insurance sector are also likely to come up.