Budget session very crucia: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is facing opposition onslaught over a series of scams, today said the Budget session of Parliament is "very crucial" and hoped that the proceedings will be peaceful and productive.

"This Budget session of Parliament is very crucial.

The budget has to be debated and passed by the two Houses of Parliament," he told reporters at Parliament House.

"We also hope to bring some important pieces of legislation for consideration of Parliament," he said.

Government has been under opposition attack over 2G spectrum allocation, Adarsh housing, CWG and ISRO S-band scams.

The winter session of Parliament was a washout with the opposition insisting on a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the 2G scam.

"It`s our sincere hope that this session will be peaceful and productive," Singh said.

The Prime Minister had yesterday stated that Government is ready to discuss any issue raised by the opposition.