New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair an all-party meeting on 30 January during which the government will put forth its legislative agenda for the Budget session of Parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Wednesday.

He said the meeting will be held virtually and an invitation has been extended to floor leaders of all parties.

An all-party meeting is a customary procedure before the beginning of every session of Parliament to ensure its smooth functioning.However, this time it is being held a day after the session starts on 29 January.

“The all-party meeting will be held on 30 January, where government will put forth its legislative business for the Parliament session and would also listen to the Opposition’s suggestions,” Joshi told PTI.

The Budget session of Parliament is starting from 29 January and will be held in two parts.

The first part will conclude on 15 February and second part will be held from 8 March to 8 April.

Parliament will sit in two shifts with Rajya Sabha in the morning and Lok Sabha in the evening.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Tuesday chaired a high-level meeting of top government officials for holding the Budget session amid the pandemic.

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