The budget session of parliament will begin on January 29 and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget on February 1, parliamentary affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said today as the winter session drew to a close.
The long budget session is held in two parts with a recess. The first part of the session will be till February 9, and parliament will reconvene on March 5 for the second part, which will go on till April 6, the minister said.
The winter session was delayed and shorter than usual, convened on December 15 after the Gujarat elections amid much criticism from opposition parties.
The winter session had 13 sittings spread over a period of 22 days. Both the Houses were adjourned sine die today.