The Supreme Court
on Friday deferred hearing a plea seeking intervention for postponing the Union Budget
presentation after March once the assembly elections in five states are over to January 20, saying at present it doesn't find any provision in support of plea.
The Supreme Court
added that it required material and legal provisions in support of plea seeking postponement of budget
"You (lawyer) tell us what provisions have been violated. Tentatively speaking, we don't find any material in support of the petition," a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said.
The bench asked lawyer M L Sharma to take time and prepare "hard" and come out with material in support of the PIL.
The plea filed by Manohar Lal Sharma claimed that due to upcoming assembly elections, people will be facing a lot of problem.
Earlier this month, the apex court had refused to give urgent hearing into a plea seeking that the Budget
be presented after March. Opposition parties have been demanding Budget
dates to be postponed in view of Assembly elections
A Supreme Court
bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said, "will hear the matter in due course of time, but not now."
On Thursday (January 5), a delegation of Opposition parties led by the Congress approached the Election Commission demanding Budget
to be presented after state elections get over. The government has announced that the Budget
will be tabled on February 1 while Assembly polls will begin from February 4.
In December too, the Supreme Court
refused to give an urgent hearing to a plea filed by lawyer Manohar Lal Sharma. A bench headed by Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar said they would hear the matter in due course of time.