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Second Phase of Budget Session Begins, Rajya Sabha Adjourned Amid Opposition Demand To Discuss Fuel Prices

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge demanded a postponement of zero hours to discuss the rising prices of petrol and diesel.

 

The second phase of the budget session of Parliament started on Monday. At the beginning of the House session, the opposition raised the issue of rising prices of petrol and diesel and demanded a discussion on it. After not getting the approval of the Chairman, the opposition started an uproar and the leaders started shouting slogans against the government. After this Rajya Sabha Speaker Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the proceedings of the House till 11 AM.

 

Kharge said – Government earned 21 lakh crores from fuel tax

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge demanded a postponement of zero hours to discuss the rising prices of petrol and diesel. He said that the price of petrol has gone up to 100 rupees and the price of diesel has been more than 80 rupees. The government has earned Rs 21 lakh crore through excise duty and cess. This is the reason why the farmer and the whole country is struggling with inflation today.

 

The session will run till 8 April

The proceedings of Rajya Sabha will run from 9 am to 2 pm and the proceedings of Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 10 pm. This session will run till 8 April. However, voting is to be held for the assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry from March 27 to April 29, so it is being considered to cut this part of the session. The first phase ran from 29 January to 28 February.

 

According to sources, the leaders of several parties agreed to the budget session cuts. The suggestion has been given for a cut of about two weeks, but a final decision on this can be taken today in a meeting of the leaders of the House.

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