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Where the opposition called it a 'old wine in a new bottle', former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati criticised the Budget for favouring Industrialists and Private Sector, not Indian Farmers. To understand what this budget holds for all of us, lets take a look into the reforms, policies and taxation proposed by India's first full-time Finance Minister, Sitharaman.

Until now, in India the budget was carried in the Parliament in a briefcase but shattering the 286 years-old tradition, handed over to us by Britishers, Sitharaman brought the Union Budget 2019 in what is called a 'Bahi Khata cover', which is a cloth lining in which the budget was wrapped.  

In the post-liberalisation era, Chidambaram presented the most number of budgets at eight. Manmohan Singh, Yashwant Sinha and Arun Jaitley presented five budgets each while Pranab Mukherjee presented four. Jaswant Singh presented only one budget.

The Union Minister, underwent a surgery in the US, on January 22, for a reported soft tissue cancer in his left leg. He returned to India on February 9 after undergoing skin grafting.

Piyush Goyal, already in-charge of heavyweight ministry — the Railways, has earlier too took over the charge of Ministry of Finance. He took the responsibility for about three months earlier last year as well, when Arun Jaitley went on a leave for a renal transplant.

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday demanded Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation after accusing him of colluding with fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya “and giving him a free passage” to flee the country. Addressing the media at the Congress headquarters here, Gandhi asked why the Minister did not inform the investigating agencies about Mallya’s plans …

New Delhi: Former Kingfisher Airlines Chairman and fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Wednesday gave a controversial statement claiming that he had met the Finance Minister before leaving India. When the 62-year-old was asked whether he was ‘tipped-off’ to leave the country in relation to the charges of fraud and money laundering against him, he …

Kolkata: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday said the central government should have created a fuel price stabilisation fund to counter the soaring prices of petrol and diesel in the country. When the Modi led BJP is being highly criticized for soaring rates of petrol and diesel, West Bengal also joined in to …