"It will be a smooth and productive session. We want cooperation of all. It will be a session that will transact a good amount of business," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar said. (Agencies)
Quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, "We want cooperation of all and will go the extra mile to get it."
Javadekar's remarks came soon after Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu today discussed with his colleagues the business to be transacted during the Budget Session, which starts on July 7.
"It (budget session) will have a real discussion on the various issues that the nation is facing," he said.
Javadekar said his party believes in cooperation of all and, although Modi has stated that BJP has enough numbers to run the government, "we want cooperation of all in running the country."
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has convened a meeting of the leaders of all parties on Saturday to ensure the smooth conduct of the Budget Session, which is expected to conclude on August 14.
The session is significant as it will see the first budget of the Modi government. While the railway budget will be presented on July 8, the Economic Survey will be released on July 9 and is to be followed by the presentation of the General Budget on July 10.
Green Ministry is no more a roadblock
Timelines for environmental and forest clearances are being brought down and processes made transparent, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday seeking to exorcise the image of "roadblock" his ministry had gained during the previous UPA government.
But the new minister does not want to indulge in any blame nor his ministry has the exact financial estimate of the loss or the worth of the projects which were kept pending for clearance during the UPA government.
Javadekar suggested that the approach of his predecessors in the ministry had caused a "loss of face" to the nation as it was seen as "speedbraker" to development and foreign investors had started leaving the country.
He said that he has inherited thousands of pending files as legacy from the previous UPA government and the monetary damage it caused is "innumerable".
Promising to speed up the green clearances processes, he said, "Decisions are in, delays are out".
Talking about the steps already initiated, Javadekar said, "We will bring down the timeline. We have already decided that it will be two months for environment clearance.”
"It will be a smooth and productive session. We want cooperation of all. It will be a session that will transact a good amount of business," Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prakash Javadekar said.