Rajya Sabha Session to Begin on Thursday 

Here’s what the Upper House will be taking up after it resumes business on Thursday. 

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After the session begins, Rajya Sabha is scheduled to have a total of 13 sittings. (Photo: Reuters) 

The 235th Session of Rajya Sabha begins on Thursday  to further take up the financial business as part of the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament.

The Upper House will have a total of 13 sittings, according to the Rajya Sabha Secretariat.

Beginning on April 23, the session is scheduled to continue till May 13, subject to the contingency of government business.

The 234th Session of Rajya Sabha, which constituted the first part of Budget Session was adjourned on March 20, and was subsequently prorogued on the recommendation of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

Discussion on the Demands for Grants of Railways and General Budget for 2015-16 and passing of relevant Appropriation and Financial Bills constitutes the main agenda for the 235th Session of Rajya Sabha.

Apart from this, the Rajya Sabha will also discuss the working of five ministries.

The functioning of Ministries to be discussed are External Affairs, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Law & Justice, Social Justice & Empowerment, and Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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