State budget session

28 Jan 2018

The West Bengal government has decided to advance the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 to January 31, Parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. On Friday, Chatterjee had said the state budget will be presented on February 1. Chatterjee, however, didn't cite any reason for the change in date. The decision was taken at today's Business Advisory committee meeting of the state Assembly which was boycotted by opposition Congress. The Left Front also stayed away from the meeting. "We boycotted today's meeting as the state government is functioning in an arbitrary way. We are not servants of TMC ministry that we will support every decision of the state government," Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said. Left Front legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty said he was informed at the last moment and it was impossible for him to attend as he has other prior engagement. (PTI)