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Parliament Budget Debate: RaGa to be Cong. first speaker in today’s LS session

By Saima Siddiqui 
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New Delhi: Union Budget Debate in Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be begun by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi as he would be the first speaker on Budget discussion during the day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reply to President’s address.

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On Monday, the discussion on the President’s motion of thanks was taken up by the lower House of Parliament.

The House has been witnessing repeated disruptions over the last few days with the Opposition demanding a discussion on the newly formed ‘farm laws’ against which that farmers have been protesting against since November last year.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a three-line whip to all its MPs for Wednesday, asking them to be present in the House throughout the day to support the government’s stand.

The PM, on Monday, had delivered his reply to the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha, where he had took a jibe at Congress for taking a “U-turn” on farm laws while referring to his predecessor Manmohan Singh who was advocating the need for reforms in the farm sector during his reign.

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He also tried to soothe farmers’ fears over Minimum Support Price for crops. “MSP was there. MSP is there. MSP will remain in the future,” the Modi declared in his Parliamentary speech.

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