UP Assembly winter session begins today


On Monday, the opening day of the winter session of the Uttar Pradesh legislature, the Yogi government will present a supplemental budget.

In the abbreviated three-day session, the state administration would only introduce a few ordinances in addition to the extra budget. The size of the supplementary budget, according to authorities in the finance department, might be Rs. 50000 crore due to the funding of some major projects.The supplemental budget may include funding for local body elections, preparations for the upcoming global investors’ forum, and some welfare programmes recently announced. The Yogi government presented its annual budget, totaling Rs 6.15 lakh crores, on May 29 of this year.

The plan to introduce a supplemental budget for the assembly’s winter session was authorised during the cabinet meeting that was held on November 16.The supplementary budget, which will be presented on Monday, will include funding for welfare programmes in addition to massive construction projects like Greater Noida’s film city, the Jewar International Airport, and the metro systems in the cities of Agra, Gorakhpur, and Kanpur.The state government may allot funds for some urban projects in the wake of the upcoming local body elections. The supplemental budget would also include funding for the planning of the global investors summit scheduled for February of the following year. The summit roadshow in foreign nations would start soon after the winter session.

The house will pay respect to the late former Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday, after which the supplemental budget will be presented, according to information from the assembly secretariat. The supplemental budget would be discussed on Tuesday before it was passed. On Wednesday, it seems anticipated that the house will adjourn.Earlier on Sunday, Satish Mahana, the speaker of the legislature, summoned an all-party meeting to ensure orderly proceedings. Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister, was unable to attend the meeting because of a commitment in Gorakhpur, and Akhilesh Yadav also chose to skip it because of the by-election in Mainpuri.

Congresswoman Aradhana Mishra, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna, Chief Whip of the Samajwadi Party Manoj Pandey, Uma Shankar Singh of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Om Prakash Rajbhar of the Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), and others were present at the meeting. After paying respects to the late Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP’s Chief Whip Manoj Pandey urged that the house adjourn on the first day.

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