New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2024 in Parliament today. This will be a interim budget as it comes just ahead of the Lok Sabha Elections. Ms Sitharaman has arrived in at Finance Ministry office. She will present the budget at 11 am.
This is Nirmala Sitharaman’s sixth Union Budget. The full-fledged budget will be presented by the new government that comes to power after the elections.
The interim budget – a short-term financial plan – seeks Parliament nod for a grant in advance to meet the government’s essential expenditure for the first four months of the new financial year.
The Budget Session of Parliament began yesterday with President Droupadi Murmu addressing the joint meeting of both Rajyya Sabha and Lok Sabha. The session will conclude on February 9.
Stock markets opened in green today, ahead of the interim budget to be presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman shortly.
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