Budget session kicks off today, triple talaq and 11 other bills await green light


Parliament’s Budget Session begins on Monday with all eyes on the all-important Economic Survey to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday, followed by the Budget on February 1.

This would be the Narendra Modi government’s last full-fledged Budget before the 2019 Lok Sabha election — next year the government will present a Vote on Account.

Apart from the Budget, several other crucial bills are on the agenda for this session, including the contentious triple talaq bill, which criminalises the practice instant divorce among Muslims.moneycontrol