Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman to present budget today
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team arrive at Parliament ahead of the Budget presentation.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at North Block at the Finance Ministry.
Lok Sabha gets started and Speaker Om Birla is in the Chair.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman begins her Budget speech.
She says that India celebrated its democracy, referring to the mandate given to this government.
The first term of the Narendra Modi government stood out as a performing government, she says.
It is a tight rope walk for India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister who has to contain the fiscal deficit target, and lay the roadmap for the ambitious $5-trillion-dollar economy dream of Prime Minister.