Meira Kumar calls all-party meet to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 19, 2013 06:03 hrs

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar has convened an all-party meeting here on Wednesday to ensure smooth functioning of the Budget Session of Parliament, which begins on February 21.

The sessions is expected to be tumultuous with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition all set to corner the Congress-led UPA Government on a number of issues, including the AgustaWestland chopper deal.

The Budget Session begins with the address of President Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting of Parliament.

The Rail Budget will be presented on February 26 and economic survey will be tabled the next day. Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will present the General Budget on February 28.

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