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Nirmala's family in Parliament to watch Budget

Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
February 01, 2020 11:33 IST
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Ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, members of her family, including her daughter arrived in Parliament on Saturday.

IMAGE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's father and daughter Parakala Vangmayi being escorted to Parliament premises. Photograph: ANI Photo

Sitharaman's daughter Parakala Vangmayi, her maternal uncle and her cousin will witness her second budget presentation.

During the presentation of her maiden budget, the finance minister's parents -- Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman -- were present inside the Parliament.

 

The Union Budget 2020-21 has been approved by the Cabinet and is set to be presented.

SEE: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and MoS Finance Anurag Thakur arrive at Parliament

 

The Budget speech began around 11 am with Sitharaman beginning it with an address to the speaker of Lok Sabha.

Like last year, Sitharaman opted for a traditional 'bahi-khata' to carry budget documents. Dressed in a crisp yellow silk saree, the minister carried the documents wrapped in a red silk cloth, adorned with the Indian emblem in golden.

The finance minister had earlier met President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by MoS Anurag Thakur and other officials of her ministry, before reaching the Parliament for the Cabinet meeting.

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Source: ANI  -  Edited By: Roshneesh Kmaneck
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