Government holds all party meeting ahead of Budget session

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) flanked by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (R), on left Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other leaders during an all-party meet ahead of the Budget Session, at Parliament library building in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) flanked by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (R), on left Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and other leaders during an all-party meet ahead of the Budget Session, at Parliament library building in New Delhi, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (PTI Photo)

The Union government held an all-party meeting here on Thursday, a day before Parliament’s budget session begins.

Prime Minister Modi, senior ministers, Anand Sharma and Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress and Sudip Bandyopadhyay of the TMC, besides representatives of other parties, attended the meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the government is ready to listen to the opposition and is open to discussion on all issues, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said after the meeting.

“In the all-party meeting, the Prime Minister said that the government is ready to listen to opposition’s views and is open to discussion on all issues,” Pralhad Joshi said.

He said that PM Modi was for discussion on economic issues and how India can take advantage of keeping the global economic situation in mind.

The Budget will be presented on Saturday.

(PTI)