The forthcoming budget session of the UP Assembly will begin from February 4 with a joint session address by Governor BL Joshi. A decision to convene both houses of the UP legislature was taken here on Thursday at a cabinet meeting presided over by chief minister Mayawati.
While the agenda of the House is yet to be finalised, tentatively, it is supposed to have over 15 sittings stretching over February. Since the house is beginning on February 4, which is Friday, there will be no sitting on Saturday and Sunday falling on February 5 and 6 respectively. On February 7, the House is likely to be adjourned after passing obituary references to members who had died recently, including sitting member of the House, Jamuna Prasad Nishad.
A debate will be initiated on the governor's address on February 8 that is likely to continue for four days. Thus, the state budget is likely to be presented in the House on February 11. Thereafter, it will be put in for discussion for four days before its adoption through voting by the House.
So, the indications are that the session will end in February. In the past, also the budget has been passed in just 10 to 15 sittings.