Ruling-Opposition ready for Budget Session from today

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD is ready to face the opposition parties in the Budget session beginning today while the opposition Congress has chalked out strategy in its legislators meet on Wednesday to attack the government.
 
The BJD members will raise the welfare schemes declared by the government in the Assembly while Congress has planned to make the session stormy with the issue of agriculture, law and order situation in the state, forceful land acquisition for Posco, Planning commission’s statement over the funds pending in various departments.
 
Similarly, the BJD has planned to target the centre who is responsible for the price hike of the essential commodities. The regional party has said wrong economic policy of the centre has led to price hike in every filed. This apart, the centre’s negligence to Odisha in railway and other field will be a weapon for the state government. Mostly, the BJD will reply to the opposition with the various pro-poor schemes including rice at Re 1, concrete roads in rural and urban areas declared by the government recently.
 
 “It may be the last Budget Session before the General Elections. Several important works are to be conducted during the session. We would highlight various welfare schemes and poverty eradication programmes being implemented by our Government for the welfare of the poor,” Patnaik told media persons on Wednesday.
 
Apart from four pending Bills, the Government would move the Orissa Survey and Settlement Bill, 2013 which was recently approved by the State Cabinet to take back the unutilised land.

The other pending Bills which would be passed by the Assembly during the Budget Session are Arbitrary and Conciliation (Orissa Amendment) Bill, 2012, Orissa Staff Nurse Validity of appointment Bill, 2012 and Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Bill, 2012.
 
The 30-day session would be conducted in two phases with the customary address of the Governor.
 
The Government would also highlight its ace schemes including Re 1 kg rice, cement concrete road, SHG allowances and employment mission that were recently announced by the Chief Minister.