Budget session extended by a day till February 10: Speaker

NEW DELHI: The Budget session of Parliament has been extended by a day till February 10, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla announced on Wednesday.The session, which began on January 31, was otherwise slated to end on February 9.Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi had said on Tuesday that the government will table a ‘white paper’ comparing the state of the Indian economy before and after 2014 when the BJP came to power after defeating the Congress.With agenda items like the Finance Bill, budget discussion and demand for grants yet to be taken up by Parliament and the white paper also to be tabled, sources had said it was considered necessary to extend the session’s duration by a day.

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