Governor Tandon Kicks Off Budget Session of Bihar Assembly

Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon speaking on the opening day of Budget Session at Bihar Assembly on Monday.

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Patna: Bihar Governor Lalji Tandon on Monday inaugurated the Budget Session of the state Assembly in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Rabri Devi and other members of the NDA and opposition parties.

Speaking on the occasion at the newly-built Central Hall, the Governor, reading from a pre-written speech, highlighted the achievements of the Nitish government that, he said, was committed to its resolve of ‘development along with social justice’ for all.

“The government is committed to all around development in the state vis a vis social justice for all. It’s ‘Seven Resolves’ are already showing results and many people are benefitting directly from many of the initiatives taken by the government under the leadership of Nitish Kumar.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcoming Governor Lalji Tandon at Bihar Assembly on Monday.Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcoming Governor Lalji Tandon at Bihar Assembly on Monday.

Rehashing lines from his Republic Day speech at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan last month, the Governor said that the Nitish administration was doing everything in its might to make Bihar a developed state.

“It has also taken a number of steps to make Bihar youths self-dependent and has committed itself to make all basic amenities available to every single citizen of Bihar,” he said.

The Budget Session is to run through February 20 and like all other Assembly sessions in Bihar, this one is also expected to be noisy and disruptive marred with frequent walk-outs and chanting of anti-government slogans.

Deputy Chief Minister and Bihar Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi is expected to present the 2019-2020 budget on Tuesday.

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