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West Bengal budget to be placed on February 4

KOLKATA: The West Bengal Budget for the fiscal 2019-20 is scheduled to be put on February four, the state's parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee mentioned on Thursday.

The finances session of the state assembly will start from Friday.

"The budget session will begin with the governor's address on Friday," Chatterjee mentioned, after the assembly of the Business Advisory Committee and the all-party assembly chaired via speaker Biman Banerjee.

West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra will table the state finances on February four, he added.

The Congress and the Left Front boycotted both the conferences, accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of now not giving sufficient importance to the perspectives of the opposition.

"Instead of boycotting, they should attend the meetings to place their views. I would expect that they would attend the House and take part in the proceedings," Chatterjee mentioned.

The opposition also alleged that it was "unprecedented" that no discussion could be held at the governor's speech.

"Never before we have witnessed such a thing, where there will be no discussion on the Governor's speech," Congress MLA Asit Mitra mentioned.

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