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We Will Be Constructive, Says Congress' Manu Singhvi

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 13: Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi addresses the media at AICC on May 13, 2014 in New Delhi, India. The Congress dismissed the exit polls which predicted the worst defeat for ruling party in the Lok Sabha elections, saying the pollsters deserve a Nobel Prize for miniaturization. (Photo by S Burmaula/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- The Congress party on Monday said that it would play a 'constructive' role in the Budget Session of the Parliament.

Abhishek Manu Singhvi reiterated his party's commitment to be an active participant of the Budget Session. He however warned that the Centre should not take the support of the party for granted.

Singhvi further said that any provision which is not for the betterment of the farmers in the Land Acquisition Ordinance will be opposed by the Congress.

Earlier in the day, the Budget Session began after President Pranab Mukherjee's joint address to both Houses of the Parliament.

The Budget Session contains 44 items of financial, legislative and non-legislative business. The first part of the Budget Session will continue till March 20 while the second part will commence after a month-long break from April 20 and conclude on May 8.

The Rail Budget will be presented on February 26, Economic Survey on February 27 and General Budget on February 28.

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