Budget 2020: Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech is the longest in the history of India

NEW DELHI: The speech of the Minister of Finance is the longest in terms of duration in the independent history of India. Sitharaman began his speech at 11 a.m., continued for almost three hours, ending at approximately 1.40 p.m., approximately two hours and 40 minutes.

When there were only two pages left, Sitharaman chose to shorten his Budget speech as he felt bad after speaking for 160 minutes in the Lok Sabha. She looked restless and was seen wiping the sweat from her forehead, according to PTI.

His ministerial colleagues offered him sweets, but that was no use and he ended the speech by asking President Om Birla to consider the remaining part of his speech as read.

Also in 2019, Sitharaman, the full-time finance minister of India, delivered a marathon budget speech that lasted two hours and 17 minutes, beating Jaswant Singh's record of two hours and 15 minutes in 2003. Her speech In 2019 it was dotted with Urdu, Hindu and Tamil Coplas.

Live plus This time, Sitharaman continued the tradition of reciting poetry, citing the renowned Kashmir poet Pandit Dinanath Kaul Nadim, winner of the Sahitya Academi Prize.

Recitando un verso en cachemir, lo tradujo al hindi como: Humara watan khilte hue Shalimar bagh jaise, humara watan Dal Lake mein khilte hue kamal jaisa, nau jawanon ke garam khoon jaisa, mera watan tera watan, humara watan, duniya ka sabse pyara watan .. (Nuestra nación es como Shalimar Bagh, nuestra nación es como el loto en el lago Dal, nuestra nación es como la energía de la juventud, mi nación, tu nación, nuestra nación, la nación plus adorable del mundo).

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In terms of the number of words, in 1991, Manmohan Singh, then finance minister in the Narasimha Rao government, de Live red the so far, which comprised 18,650 words. The economic reforms kick-started with his landmark Budget thanks to a liberalised investment and trade regime.

Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who passed away in 2019, holds the record for the second-longest speech comprising 18,604 words, de Live red in 2018. Jaitley's Budget speeches in 2015 (18,122 words), 2018 (17,991 words) and 2014 (16,528) hold the third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

El premio al discurso plus corto que comprende solo 800 palabras fue para SM Patel en 1977 cuando presentó el Presupuesto provisional.

The number of words in the Sitharaman Budget 2020 speech has not yet been calculated.