#Nirmala Sitharaman

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Rahul Gandhi did not utter a word about the statement of former PM Manmohan Singh who had advocated reform of the Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC), said the Finance Minister in Lok Sabha on Saturday. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab-YouTube/RSTV)

  • Rahul Gandhi did not discuss about the farmers' issue in Punjab, said Nirmala Sitharaman
  • 'He is probably becoming a doomsday man for India,' she added
  • On Thursday, Gandhi used 'Hum Do Hamare Do' expression in his speech

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives at Parliament House during ongoing Budget Session, in New Delhi, Saturday. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Who are our cronies? Our cronies are the common 'janta' of this country, Sitharaman asked in the LS
  • She was replying to a debate on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha
  • Nirmala Sithraman launched a scathing attack on the Congress

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman speaking during the ongoing Parliament's Budget Session in the Lok Sabha, Saturday, February 13. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Union Budget 2021-22 has "set the pace for India to become aatmanirbhar"
  • She said the reforms in the Budget will pave the way for India to become one of the top economies in the world
  • she said benefits worth Rs 1.15 lakh crore has been transferred to bank accounts of 10.75 crore farmers under the PM-KISAN scheme

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman addressing members of the Rajya Sabha during her reply to the issues raised by the Opposition on the Union Budget 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman said that Opposition leaders create false narratives on the government
  • She said that 800 million people were provided free foodgrains and 80 million people were given free cooking gas
  • Sitharaman said that the Budget is looking at maintaining sustainable economic growth in the medium term

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman termed the incident as 'shocking'
  • The Prime Minister took stock of rescue and relief work
  • Every help the Uttarakhand government would need will be extended, he said

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee and also a former member of the prestigious All India Handloom Board, Jain is credited for the much recent introduction of the world's first 100 percent biodegradable Bamboo Silk Ikkat Textile

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the set up of seven mega textile parks under three years in Union Budget 21-22
  • It’s a step to make the country’s textile industry a manufacturing and export hub
  • Jain, one of India's foremost craft revivalists, says such steps are much needed to boost the industry  

India Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman (C) arrives at the Parliament to the 2020-21 union Budget, in New Delhi on February 1, 2020. (AFP File Photo)

  • Shiv Sena accused the Centre of setting a new trend of playing 'dirty politics'
  • It also accused the Centre of ignoring Maharshtra
  • Finance Minister Sitharaman presented the 2021-22 Union Budget on Monday

People watch Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presenting Union Budget 2021-21 on Monday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Salaried taxpayers may find the proposal to tax EPF contribution beyond a certain threshold unpleasant
  • Huge health budget includes a one-time allocation for COVID-19 vaccination and allocations for water and sanitation
  • Union Budget 2021-22 has allocated only Rs 73,000 crore for  MGNREGA scheme

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
PM Nirmala Sitharaman addressing post-budget press conference. (Photo Credit: ScreenGrab-YouTube/PIB)

  • The incident happened when Sitharaman was addressing the media after budget presentation
  • A female journalist was reprimanded for asking an extra question during the post-Budget press briefing
  • Why do you say that only to her? You didn't stop the guys," the finance minister said 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
It was a vengeful act against the thousands of farmers, said Congress leader P Chidambaram in a post-budget press conference. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The imposition of cess on petrol and diesel is a vengeful act, said Chidambaram
  • P Chidambaram was the finance minister of India during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s tenure
  • Calling the Union Budget 2021 a 'cruel blow', Chidambaram said that the FM deceived Indians