The first budget session of the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab government will start here on Friday, and opposition parties are preparing to go on the offensive against the ruling AAP over law and order and other concerns.
On Friday, the House will convene for a discussion on the Governor's address, obituary references, and a motion of thanks. The general discussion of the budget will follow the presentation of the 2022–23 budget by Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema on June 27.
The budget session will last until June 30 according to the projected schedule.
Opposition As a result of the gruesome murder of well-known Punjabi musician Sidhu Moosewala last month, the Bhanwant Mann government has been under fire from the Congress, the BJP, and the SAD.
In addition, they criticised the state government for "unfulfilled promises".
The chief minister had previously stated that his administration will offer a paperless budget.
Notably, a vote-on-account for the first quarter (April–June) of the fiscal year 2022–23 was approved by the Punjab parliament in March.
After capturing 92 of the 117 Punjab assembly seats in the state, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) assumed control in March. For the state budget, which minister Cheema had stated would be a "Janta budget (people's budget)," the AAP government had asked for suggestions from the general population.
Notably, the ruling administration had proposals from the public to increase funding for the sectors of agriculture, health, and education, which sources claimed are among the state government's primary emphasis areas and will be reflected in the budget that will be released the following week.
Getting the state economy back on track will be a struggle for AAP, which in the run-up to the assembly elections lambasted past governments for dragging the state into a fiscal disaster.
Mann recently stated that the AAP government's priorities were to create jobs for youth, build hospitals and schools, get rid of corruption, and make Punjab once more "rangla" (vibrant).