Budget Session 2020: President Ram Nath Kovind addresses joint Sitting of Parliament

The Budget Session of Parliament began on Friday with an address by President Ram Nath Kovind to the joint sitting of both the houses of Parliament.

“This decade is key to India’s growth. Landmark laws were passed in 2019,” said President Kovind.

“My government is clearly of the view that mutual discussions and debates further strengthen democracy. At the same time, any kind of violence in the name of protest weakens the society and the country,” President added.

The abrogation of Article 370 and Article 35A of the Constitution through two-thirds majority by both the Houses of Parliament is not only historic but it has also paved the way for equal development of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” President Ramnath Kovind said. 

Ahead of Budget Session, PM Modi said this is the first budget session of the decade and it should be fruitful.  This session will be focussed mainly on economic issues.