The Budget Session of Parliament will start on 7th July and will end on 14th August 2014 as per the decision of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA). General Budget will be presented on 10th July.
The session is going to be stormy. Though the NDA government has got monstrous majority, the opposition is going to put the government in the dock on the huge increase in the railways passenger and freight charges, increase in gas price, increase of prices of essential commodities etc. No effort has been made to stop the price rise.
The session will be a test for the Congress also. How they are going to attack the NDA government, which is only aggressively implementing their own neo-liberal policies?
The Left parties also have been cut to size in the elections, but they can continue their earlier and committed positions, for which there need not be any change.
The working class is waiting. Leaders of all the 11 Central Trade Unions have made it clear to the Finance Minister when he met them as part of the pre-budget discussion, that there is no compromise on the 10 Points demands they have raised before the government earlier and they have to be accepted and implemented. These include bringing down price line, minimum wage of Rs. 10,000 for contract workers, no disinvestment of PSUs, increasing of jobs etc.
The common people will be watching which way the new government is moving. Let the government take positive decisions for the country.