BJP’s Attack vs 100 Days of Work, Himachal Pradesh Budget Session Likely to Be Stormy


The budget session of the Himachal Vidhansabha is starting on Tuesday, March 14, for which Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania will also hold an all-party meeting on Monday.

This is the second session of the Congress government formed three months ago, while this will be the first budget for Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu.

On the pretext of this session, the government has a chance to bring on record the works done within 100 days.

Also, keeping in view the promises Congress has made for the next five years and the direction to keep them will also be decided from the first budget itself.

Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has fully launched the Sukh Aashray Scheme for orphans and destitute people and the state government has also taken a decision in the cabinet regarding old pension.


Though pension rules and SOP are yet to be notified in this regard, promises like Rs 1500 to every woman, 100000 government jobs, and 300 units of free electricity are yet to be fulfilled.

In these three months, the Congress government has decided to close the government offices opened by the previous Jairam government from April to November. Just before the budget session, 19-degree colleges were denotified.

The process of closing about 300 schools has started. BJP is already protesting against this in all the districts. Now in the next phase, this protest will be expressed within the assembly.

During the budget session itself, there can be a deadlock between the two sides on this issue. Because of this, the BJP can also take a decision to surround the assembly during the session itself.

Budget Session Schedule Released

The budget session of the assembly will run from March 14 to April 6 and 18 meetings have been proposed in it.

As per the pre-decided schedule, on the first day, there will be a condolence proposal on the demise of former Karsog MLA Mansaram.

Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu will present the budget on March 17 and there will be a holiday on March 18 and 19. The budget will be discussed from March 20 to March 23 and the demands for grants will be discussed on March 27.

The budget will be passed on March 29. So far, about 800 questions have come for the budget session. Some bills from the government side will also be passed in this budget session.

MLA will Make a Strategy Today

The ruling Congress and the opposition BJP will hold their Legislature Party meetings on Monday evening itself and a strategy will be chalked out for the budget session.

The opposition party BJP is also angry with the statements of Assembly Speaker Kuldeep Singh Pathania.

Pathania’s statement was hit back by former Assembly Speaker and BJP MLA Vipin Singh Parmar and Parmar was warned by Pathania.

Now it has to be seen what the meeting of both the legislative parties on Monday decides.