Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken up against the criticism for preponement of the budget presentation. He defended the Union’s decision on Tuesday saying that the move will facilitate the better implementation of the changes and new additions made in the budget by providing ample time for its execution.
PM said at the budget presentation that the opposition has no other issue to raise against them.
On the first day of the budget presentation, PM Modi met the members of the National Democratic Alliance. He also had a discussion with the parliamentary executive committee of BJP which includes Amit Shah, Kailash Vijaywargiya (General Secretary) and other senior ministers.
He urged the alliance members to keep working unitedly and also speak in one voice outside the parliament. Furthermore, speaking on the issue of demonetisation of the high denomination notes, he said that the decision was well thought-out and that it has proved to be beneficial for the economy and the people have welcomed it.
The former Union Minister E Ahamed passed away in the wee hours on Wednesday after suffering from a cardiac arrest while the President addressed the joint houses of the parliament. After the Minister’s death, there is uncertainty over the budget presentation.
“This is a convention that developed after members and successive governments deliberated on the matter. The main aspect to adjourning the House is to show respect to the sitting member and if that member has died in Delhi, to allow Parliament colleagues to pay their homage to the departed soul”, P.D.T. Acharay, Former Secretary of Lok Sabha said.