Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha took up discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address. In both the houses, members raised a number of concerns on a range of issues. These included law and order issues in several parts of the country, challenges related to the implementation of  GST, farmer suicides and farmer distress, internal security issues in Jammu and Kashmir, ceasefire violations, among others.  Some members of the opposition urged that the Triple Talaq Bill be sent to a committee for detailed scrutiny before passage.

To read highlights of the 2018 President Address click here.

In addition, for the status of policy announcements made in the 2017 President's Address click here.

Lok Sabha was sitting at the time of sending this report.

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State Budget Analyses:

1.Kerala Budget: The Finance Minister of Kerala, Dr. T.M. Thomas Isaac, presented the Budget for financial year 2018-19 on February 2, 2018. You can read our analysis highlighting budget and policy highlights here.

2.West Bengal Budget: The Finance Minister of West Bengal, Dr. Amit Mitra presented the Budget for financial year 2018-19 on January 31, 2018.For more information on the Budget please click here

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