Gujarat Assembly Budget session begins today

Congress has announced to disrupt the House proceedings in a bid to corner the government on the issue of Naliya gangrape.

Gujarat Assembly Budget session begins today

With the Governor OP Kohli's inaugural address, the crucial Budget session of the Gujarat Assembly starts on Monday. State Finance Minister Nitin Patel will present the state Budget on February 21.

According to a report in Press Trust of India, Congress has announced to disrupt the House proceedings in a bid to corner the government on the issue of Naliya gangrape.

However, the ruling BJP has urged the opposition to co-operate and maintain decorum during the session.


The House will meet for 26 days for the Budget session, which will end on March 31. Discussions and voting will be held for 9 government Bills and 12 private member Bills during the session, Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora said in a statement.

Some of the key Bills to be tabled in the House include two Bills replacing Ordinances seeking to make necessary amendments in the current Gujarat Prohibition Act and Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) of 2003.

This will be the first Budget of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who took over the reins from his predecessor Anandiben Patel in August last year.

The report said Gujarat BJP legislators on Sunday held a meeting at Gandhinagar to chalk out their strategy for the session.

Following the meeting, Minister of State for Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Pradeepsinh Jadeja urged Congress to co-operate during the session.

"We appeal Congress legislators to remain present during the session and make proper representation. We also appeal them not to disrespect the Governor by creating chaos during his speech," said Jadeja.