Union Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman will be presenting the Union Budget 2021 today in the parliament. This minister was seen carrying a laptop inside the red-colored cover with a national emblem on it. The budget will start at 11 AM today, on Monday.
Live: Finance Minister Sitharaman, MoS Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur have arrived at the Parliament after meeting the President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
Earlier ahead of the Union budget 2021, the Minister of Finance Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Finance along with other senior officials of the Ministry of Finance were called on President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan before presenting the Union Budget 2021-22.
With the Union Budget 2021 set to be delivered in paperless form for the first time, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman replaced the Swadeshi 'bahi khata' and switched to a tablet. The Finance Minister was seen carrying a tablet kept inside a red-colored cover with a golden colored national emblem embossed on it, News Agency ANI reported.
MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and other officials from her ministry, Sitharaman after meeting President Ram Nath Kovind to present the budget at 11 am Today. In 2019, Sitharaman carrying budget documents in a leather briefcase and went swadeshi with 'bahi-khata', represented the budget.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2021-22
FM Nirmala Sitharaman presents Union Budget 2021-22 (source: Lok Sabha TV)