Bhubaneswar: The Budget Session of Odisha Assembly will begin today. Governor Ganeshi Lal will also address the House today.
Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari will present the annual budget for the 2020-2021 financial year on February 18.
The budget session will have 31 working days in two phases. There will be a break in between the two phases. The general discussion on the budget will be held in the first phase.
Director-General of Police, Abhay reviewed the security arrangements for the ensuing assembly session. There will be a three-layered security cover, said the DGP.
Earlier yesterday, an all-party meeting convened by the Speaker Surjya Narayan Patro was held to ensure the smooth conduct of the proceedings.
On the other hand, the opposition BJP and Congress are planning to corner the ruling-BJD over a range of issues, including crime against women, lapses in paddy procurement and attacks on RTI activists.