Budget of the Union 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman arrives in Parliament with the traditional 'bahi-khata'
NEW DELHI: After meeting with President Ram Nath Kovind, the minister of finance of the Union and his deputy minister, the minister of state Anurag Thakur, arrived in Parliament to attend a meeting of cabinet ministers before the presentation of the budget of the Union.
The Union will be presented shortly.
Like last year, Sitharaman opted for a traditional 'bahi-khata' to carry budget documents. Dressed in a crispy yellow silk sari, the minister carried the documents wrapped in a red silk cloth, adorned with the Indian emblem in gold.
The 2020 Union Budget will be presented shortly. The Budget speech will begin around 11 am today with Sitharaman beginning with a speech to the speaker of Lok Sabha. Usually, the duration of the presentation varies from 90 to 120 minutes.