NDA-BJP Govt has no right to present full budget: Congress

Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Jan 24: The Congress on Thursday attacked the Narendra Modi-led government for its plans to present a “full-fledged” budget in the upcoming Parliament Session, saying it will be “flagrant violation” of parliamentary conventions, procedures and traditions followed over the past 7 decades.

Addresing a press conference, former Union Minister Manish Tewari said “The NDA-BJP govt is planning to present a full-fledged union budget by flagrantly violating parliamentary conventions, procedures and traditions followed over the past 7 decades”.

“The NDA-BJP govt does not have the electoral mandate and legitimacy to present 6 full budgets in 5 years. Since they assumed office in May 2014, they have presented budget for 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19”.

Tewari further stated “Whenever a union budget is presented, union govt also presents a vote on account to cater for the contingency between presentation and passage of the budget”

The Congress leader demanded that the BJP government to follow constitutional propriety and present Vote on Account on 1st Feb, 2019.

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