Stalin asks DMK MPs to place arguments over BBC documentary in Parliament

With Parliament’s Budget Session beginning on Tuesday Chief Minister MK Stalin held a meeting with DMK’s Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members to decide on State-specific issues to be raised in Parliament.

CM Stalin, who discussed the Centre’s 2023-24 financial report and the President’s speech, also instructed party MPs to place strong arguments over the BBC documentary and the Adani Group. The meeting held at DMK headquarters Anna Arivalayam took note of the serious challenges posed to the pluralism and sovereignty of the nation.

The Union Budget, which will be presented by Finance Minister Sitharaman on February 1, will be the last full-fledged budget of the Modi government before the 2024 general elections. With assembly polls in nine states also lined up this year, the Budget is unlikely to bring any major changes in social sector schemes.

While market watchers continue to speculate on how the FM looks to keep the India growth story intact amidst global headwinds, with a relatively strong domestic growth story, the Budget is likely to be a tightrope walk, considering the fiscal guidance apart from upcoming elections. Meanwhile, there is also a buzz of a cabinet reshuffle in power corridors.