Bengal Govt To Present Budget On Jan 31st


Kolkata: State government will present the Budget on 31 January, a day before the Union Budget. parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday.

The decision was taken at today’s Business Advisory committee meeting of the state Assembly which was boycotted by opposition Congress. The Left Front also stayed away from the meeting.

“We boycotted today’s meeting as the state government is functioning in an arbitrary way. We are not servants of TMC government that we will support every decision of the state government,” Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan said.

Left Front legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty said he was informed at the last moment and it was impossible for him to attend as he has other prior engagement.

Chatterjee said the budget session of the Assembly will start on January 30 and continue till February 8. West Bengal governor K N Tripathi will address the Assembly on the opening day as is customary and the budget will be placed on January 31, he said.