Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the budget. Our Telugu cousins have made their mark by making new announcements like cryptocurrency. However, she holds the record for most budget budgets in India. For the fourth time in a row, she introduced the budget.
Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi also addressed Parliament in 1970 as Finance Minister. Later the credit went to Nirmalamma. However, Indira Gandhi broke the record by introducing a budget four times in a row. Nirmala as Finance Minister has made some decisions that have gone down in history. And laid the groundwork for some new traditions.
In the past, Union finance ministers used to hold the budget in a briefcase. But our house cousins have brought a new tradition. Now she is coming to Parliament with a bag of red cloth. Paperless budgets have been introduced since last year using technology. This time the new Union Budget app has been made available. A ‘digital budget copy’ will be available to the public in this app. This is how she makes her mark.
Nirmala Sitharaman has been compared by some to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Nirmala holds the record for being the next woman to hold the post of Finance Minister after Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi is credited with being the only woman to hold the post of Defense Minister before Nirmala Sitharaman.