FM Sitharaman calls on President Murmu ahead on Union Budget presentation
1 February, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
FM Nirmala Sitharaman met with President Droupadi Murmu ahead of the Union Budget 2023 being tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, along with ministers of state Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Karad, and Finance Secretary T V Somanathan, met with President Droupadi Murmu ahead of the Union Budget 2023 being tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
As is customary, the Finance Minister met with the President at the Rashtrapati Bhawan before proceeding to Parliament to present the Union Budget. Sitharaman is presenting her fifth budget.
Speaking to ANI ahead of the Budget, MoS Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said that the people’s expectations would be reflected in the Budget.
“UnionBudget2023 will meet the expectations of every section of society. Modi govt has always worked in the favour of the people of the country”, Union minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary told ANI.
MoS Finance Dr B Karad speaking to ANI this morning said that the “Country has made good recovery from COVID. If we look at Economic Survey, all sectors are making progress. Compared to other countries, our economy is good. When PM took oath in 2014, India was 10th (in terms of economy), today it is fifth.”
On January 31 the first day of the budget session of Parliament, Sitharaman tabled the pre-budget Economic Survey for 2022-2023.
Finance Minister laid on the table, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Economic Survey, 2022-23 along with Highlights and a Statistical Appendix.
The budget session of Parliament that began with the President’s address to a joint sitting of the houses will take place in 27 sittings till April 6 with a month-long recess to examine the budget papers.
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