As the second part of the Budget session of Parliament commenced on Monday, All India Trinamool Congress leaders in both houses asked for the adjournment of the session in view of the upcoming assembly polls in five states.
Floor Leader of TMC parliamentary party in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, wrote to the speaker, stating that it will be difficult for the leaders of his party to attend the session with the polls approaching.
“As you know that the Election Commission of India has announced the state assembly election 2021 for five states of the country, including West Bengal, for which political campaigning has already been started in full swing,” wrote Bandyopadhyay.
Various leaders from these Opposition parties showed indications that they would question the Union government’s policies and strategy which so far failed to find a solution to the ongoing farmers’ protest since the last 100 days over the three Union farm laws.
Soon after the House would assemble on Monday at 4 p.m. and the Lok Sabha Speaker would read the obituary references to nine parliamentarians who passed away recently. Some of these MPs were sitting members of the House while some were the members of the previous Lok Sabha session.
The Budget Session of Parliament commenced with the address of President Ram Nath Kovind on 29 January and concluded on 29 February . The Union budget was tabled in the Parliament by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 1 February .
The Rajya Sabha would function from 9 am to 2 pm while the Lok Sabha would function between 4 pm to 9 pm.