New Delhi: A day before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents the Union Budget for 2020-21, the Economic Survey projected an economic growth of 6-6.5 per cent in the next fiscal beginning April 1. However, it also suggested the government relax the budget deficit target to boost growth from a decade low.
Apart from the tabling of the Economic Survey Friday, the first budget session of Parliament also witnessed a protest by Opposition leaders led by Congress party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi to express solidarity with those protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR).
Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, senior leaders Motilal Vohra, Ahmed Patel, Adhir Ranjan Choudhury and A.K. Antony, and Congress MPs from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha were part of the protest.
(With inputs from PTI)
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