The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Modi here on Wednesday evening, decided to recommend the convening of the Budget Session in the first week of July, sources said.

The Prime Minister was expected to visit Japan during early July, given the strong strategic, economic and cultural foundations of the bilateral relationship.

"However, in view of the ensuing Budget session, it seems unlikely that he will be able to visit Japan before the same," the sources said.

Reports had suggested that Modi would be visiting Japan on July 3-4.

The Prime Minister, however, remains keen to make Japan his first major bilateral visit and it is learnt that the visit to that country will take place any time after the Parliament session.

This session of Parliament is very important for the Prime Minister as this will see the presentation of the first budget of the newly-formed government.

The Budget is expected to be a path-breaking one, putting into action many ideas of the Prime Minister, which he has been talking about since several months, the sources said.

(Agencies)

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