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SC refuses `urgent` plea seeking postponement of Union Budget presentation

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking the postponement of Union Budget for 2017-18 till April.

The public suit by advocate ML Sharma came in the wake of a face-off between the government and the Opposition over the dates for presentation of Union Budget, just ahead of the commencement of assembly elections in five states between February 4 and March 8.

Presenting the budget would violate the Model Code of Conduct, which has come into force with the announcement of the election schedule, the petitioner had contended.

A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice NV Ramana and Justice DY Chandrachud said that they would decide the issue when it comes in its normal course.

With PTI inputs

Source: Zee News