Government on Tuesday replied to the Election Commission on the opposition complaint against presenting the Union Budget before Assembly elections.
Jaitley said there was a practice to present the budget on February 28 but this year it would be presented on February 1.
The Budget session of Parliament was convened to start from January 31, a day before the Union Budget is likely to be presented.
Finance Ministry today invited suggestions from Twitterati on what should be the focus of the Budget for 2017-18 to be unveiled on February 1.
Venkaiah Naidu today said the Union Budget is for the country and would not be state specific.
Prez says need to be extra careful to alleviate the suffering of the poor .
Opposition parties approached the Election Commission seeking that the Union Budget's presentation be deferred.
Gadkari says FinMin proposing FY18 capex outlay at only Rs 58,362 crore or less than 50 per cent of Transport Ministry's proposal of Rs 90,904 crore.
A day after TMC leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested by CBI, West Bengal FM Amit Mitra staged an angry walkout from a pre-Budget meet.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold pre-budget consultation with states on January 4, after the meeting of the GST Council gets over.