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Budget Session 2016: JNU, GST and more await NDA government

A quick rundown on the key bills marked for the session, as well as contentious issues that could derail Parliament

Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu chairing an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu chairing an all-party meeting ahead of the budget session at Parliament House in New Delhi

The Budget session of Parliament starts later today, but by all accounts, the government will have a vexing time, given the Opposition's continuing blocking of some Bills, not to mention the national brouhaha over the JNU affair. The government on Monday said it has prioritised 32 business items for the Budget session. The agenda for legislation includes 12 Bills for consideration and passing. Additionally, four Bills, including the Finance Bill, 2016, are listed for introduction, consideration and passing. The government plans to introduce two new Bills. Also, two Bills will ...