LIVE: Budget Session begins as President addresses both Houses

The Budget Session of Parliament began today with President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to both Houses and he stated that this Budget session is a historic session which is heralding development of budget cycle and amalgamation of general budget with rail budget with the first time.

Here are the key points that were been addressed by the President:

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Financial inclusion is key to poverty elevation. Nearly 13 crore poor have been covered under various social schemes.

At the core of all my Govt policies, is the welfare of ‘gareeb’, ‘peedit’, ‘Dalit’, ‘vanchhit’

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Resilience demonstrated by our countrymen particularly the poor, in the fight against black money and corruption, is remarkable.

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President further stated that my Govt is thankful to the GST council for working to resolve the outstanding issues.

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