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Samvaad 2023: FM Nirmala Sitharaman, top ministers decode Budget 2023 | Highlights

Samvaad Budget 2023: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, top cabinet ministers and Opposition leaders decoded, discussed Budget 2023 on India TV's big stage.

Edited By: India TV Business Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 03, 2023 23:15 IST

Samvaad Budget 2023: Presenting the Union Budget 2023 in Parliament on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday appeared in the special episode of Aap Ki Adalat during India TV's Samvaad 2023. The Union Minister decoded the budget and responded to opposition's charge. Top Modi cabinet ministers, including Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Commerce & Industry, Textiles Minister Piyush Goyal, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, among other leaders including from the opposition also discussed Modi government's Budget 2023. 

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  • 11:12 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Budget 2023 has something for everyone, says Union Minister

    Responding to the Opposition's charge that there is nothing for the poor in the budget, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that they (Oppn) is not realising that this budget is dedicated to 140 crore people. In this budget, on one hand there is free food grains for the poor, and on the other hand, there is something for the industries as well.

  • 10:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    There is nothing to criticise in the budget: Piyush Goyal

    On the Opposition's criticism of the budget, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that if they look deeply into this budget, then they will understand that there is nothing to criticize in it.

  • 10:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    India frontrunner in mobile technology in world, says Piyush Goyal

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that we have the cheapest data in the world adding India is the frontrunner in the mobile technology sector.

  • 10:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt monitoring inflation on daily basis, taking steps to control it, says Union Minister Piyush Goyal

    Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that the government is monitoring inflation on a daily basis. Home Minister Amit Shah is also monitoring the prices of commodities on a daily basis and taking steps to control price rise.

  • 10:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Petrol-diesel already in GST but states not ready to decide rates: Finance Minister

    Nirmala Sitharaman said that the then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had put petrol and diesel under GST, but it can be implemented only when the states decide its rate. Petroleum products are already in GST but this can happen only after the states fix their rates but they don't want that to happen.

  • 10:37 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Why did India's debt increase by Rs 1 lakh crore? Finance Minister answers

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that there was an epidemic due to which the economy was stalled all over the world. At that time, the state governments used to ask for money from the Centre... and that's why we had to borrow.

  • 10:29 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    There is full transparency in Modi govt: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman said that in the Modi government, nobody is called and given tenders. There is full transparency, and everyone who applies has to go through proper scrutiny.

  • 10:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Regulators will look into the matter, Sitharaman on Adani Group row

    Speaking on Adani Group row, Sitharaman said that this is a matter of a company. There are regulators, they will look into the matter. SBI, LIC have clarified there's no threat.

  • 10:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress don't have capacity to stand and raise questions in Parliament, says Sitharaman

    Union Minister Sitharaman said that the Congress party today doesn't have the capacity to stand and raise questions in Parliament.

  • 10:09 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Sitharaman on P Chidambaram's 'not using poverty' remark in her budget speech

    On the question related to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's remark that Sitharaman did not mention poverty in the Budget speech, she said they used to take the name of poverty 1000 times but had they eliminated poverty from the nation. READ MORE

     

  • 10:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Oppn should be ashamed of showing country in negative light: Sitharaman

    Further slamming the opposition, Nirmala Sitharaman said that they should be ashamed of showing the country in a negative light, raising questions over issues like Covid vaccine.

  • 9:57 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Wrong to say that prices increased after GST, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    It is wrong to say that GST has increased prices of commodities, in fact, the prices have gone down. The Congress had supported GST in Parliament, and now their leaders are calling it 'gabbar singh tax', Nirmala Sitharaman said.

  • 9:55 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Feels sorry, India should have a responsible opposition, says Sitharaman

    In the special episode of Aap Ki Adalat, Nirmala Sitharaman said she feels really sorry... India should have responsible opposition. They (oppn) is just levelling false allegations aginst the Modi government.

  • 9:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress left India's economy in fragile state: Sitharaman

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the Congress left India's economy in a fragile state. They ruined the good work done during the Vajpayee government.

  • 9:47 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Education, health budget not reduced, says FM

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rejected Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that the government has reduced the education and health budget. She said that they did not reduce the health and education budget, but had given more than one lakh crore money last year and have increased it this year too.

  • 9:43 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Not only MNREGA, employment should be provided through other schemes as well, says Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman said that employment is not only provided through the MNREGA scheme only. She said that when the crop year is completed and farmers do not have work, then employment is provided through other schemes.

  • 9:34 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Arvind Kejriwal indulges in irresponsible politics, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Arvind Kejriwal indulges in irresponsible politics adding that his style is 'spit and run'.

  • 9:23 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi always stresses on empowering the poor: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman responded to the opposition's allegations on the budget in a special show of 'Aap Ki Adalat' and said that we are providing gas, toilet, house, electricity, water to the last person in the queue. Sitharaman said that PM Modi always lays emphasis on empowering the poor.

  • 9:20 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Entry of middlemen ended in power corridors of govt: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the entry of middlemen into the power corridors has ended in the Modi government.

  • 9:17 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Budget is a serious document, not for excitement, says Nirmala Sitharaman

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a special episode of Aap Ki Adalat said that the budget is a serious document and is not for excitement.

  • 9:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    PM Modi given us target to take Train Control System directly to 5G: Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told that PM Modi has given a target that the Train Control System (ATP) is still running on 2G and 3G technology and has tasked us to take it to 5G.

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Target to launch Bullet train is August 2026, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the Japanese Prime Minister's top official had recently visited India to check the progress of the Bullet train project. The minister said that the official was amazed to see the progress and its quality.

    The minister further added that there target is to launch Bullet train by August 2026.

  • 7:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Ashwini Vaishnaw on hydrogen trains

    Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that hydrogen train is a very complex technology. The work is in progress and our target is to launch the first hydrogen train by December this year.

  • 7:51 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Railways coming with new Vande Bharat metro trains, says Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the railways are coming with new Vande Bharat metro trains which will connect cities over short distances. It will be like a shuttle service with world-class facilities and quality.

    Vande Bharat metro train design is advancing and our target is to launch it in around 12 months, the minister said.

  • 7:45 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    On Vande Bharat trains, Ashwini Vaishnaw says stop counting its numbers, just enjoy them

    Speaking on the production of Vande Bharat trains, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that in 2019, the first Vande Bharat train was launched and it was tested for lakhs of kilometers.

    Now on average, a Vande Bharat train is being manufactured in 8-10 days and we are hoping that it may come down to a week.

  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Less announcements, more work on ground: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

    Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that earlier huge announcements were made by the governments in railway budgets but there was less work on the ground.

    However, in the Modi government, announcements are less and work is more.

  • 7:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    India is consumption plus savings based economy, says Surjewala

    Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the government saying that its policies are not encouraging people to save money. The Congress leader added that India is a consumption plus savings based economy but the present government wants people only to spend and not save.

  • 7:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Those don't do farming talking about farmers, Surjewala hits out at govt

    Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the government has earned by imposing a tax on petrol and diesel. Those who don't do farming are talking about farmers who have been given a 'jhunjhunu' of Rs.6,000.

  • 6:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana is not useful poor women: Congress leader Randeep Surjewala

    "Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was a flop programme. Women were unable to fill the cylinder for the second time. At Rs 1100 per cylinder, they are not able to buy gas," Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

  • 6:51 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Budget is not for poor: Surjewala

    The budget is not for poor people and the salaried class, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

  • 6:48 PM (IST) Posted by Rajukumar

    Surjewala takes a dig at FM Sitharaman

    "I kept finding a few things in the Budget 2023- unemployment, inflation and economic disparity. They were missing. I think, the finance minister forgot to include these words in the budget," Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said.

  • 6:24 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt spending up to 10.5 lakh crores in capital expenditure: Jayant Sinha

    On the allegations of the opposition regarding Budget 2023, the government is spending 7.5 lakh crore to 10.5 lakh crore in capital expenditure. This will lead to the construction of railways, highways, and ports, due to which employment will increase.

    Apart from this, credit guarantee is also being given more in the MSME sector.

  • 6:16 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt working to give more jobs, says Jayant Sinha

    BJP MP Jayant Sinha said that the government is working to give 10 lakh jobs.

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    FM has said there is no system risk in financial system, Jayant Sinha on Adani row

    BJP MP Jayant Sinha while responding to the opposition's charge on Adani row said that the finance minister has spoken on the matter. She said that there is no systemic risk and all exposures are under control.

  • 5:56 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt pressured LIC and SBI to invest in Adani Group, says Gaurav Gogoi

    On Adani Group row, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that they are not concerned with the ups and downs of any private company. The issue is that LIC, SBI participated in FPO of Adani Group.

    When many questions were already being raised about the economy, then who put pressure on LIC and SBI. Gogoi said that when no mutual fund had invested in Adani Group then why did LIC and SBI have to.

  • 5:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Medical education getting expensive in India, students going abroad: Gaurav Gogoi

    Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that students going to Ukraine, and other countries for medical education because it's getting expensive in India.

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt repeating same things in Budget: Gaurav Gogoi

    Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that the government is repeating the same things every year in budget like increasing the capex but still there is inflation in the country.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Why Modi govt silent over Adani Group row, asks Gaurav Gogoi

    Speaking at India TV's Samvaad, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi asked that why Modi govt is silent over the Adani Group row.

  • 5:14 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Thank God, this is the last full budget of Modi govt: Gourav Vallabh

    Thank God, this is the last full budget of the Modi government and this will be the last full budget of BJP for next 50 years, Congress leader Gourav Vallabh said.

  • 5:12 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress' Gourav Vallabh says LIC looking for its own 'insurance'

    Hitting out at the government over its policies and Hindenburg report, Gourav Vallabh said that people take Life Insurance Policies to secure their future but the condition of the country is such that the LIC is itself looking for its own 'insurance'.

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Putting money in capex is good provided govt utilises it: Gourav Vallabh

    Gourav Vallabh welcomed the government's decision to put money into capex but added that it will only be effective if this is utilised fully.

  • 4:54 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Congress' Gourav Vallabh hits out at govt on depreciating rupee value, inflation

    Congress' Gourav Vallabh hit out at the Modi government on the depreciating value of rupee, inflation adding that on the hunger index, India is behind Pakistan.

  • 4:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    India is now 3rd largest automobile manufacturer in world, says Sudhanshu Trivedi

    BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Sudhanshu Trivedi said that India has become the third-largest automobile industry after US and China. 

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  • 4:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    No country in world has two different tax regimes, says Congress' Gourav Vallabh

    Congress' Gourav Vallabh hit out at the government saying that no country in the world has two different tax regimes.

  • 4:35 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt reducing subsidy, increasing GST: Ajay Maken

    Ajay Maken said that this government has reduced the subsidy by 28.4 percent in the present budget and by 42 percent if compared to the previous budget.

    If there is reduction in subsidy and increase in GST, then inflation will increase. If the government wants to continue like this then what's the use of income tax relief, he added.

    Maken said that in no way this budget is meant for the middle class. It's made for the top 1 percent and those who are rich have the advantage.

  • 4:26 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Capital expenditure by Modi govt only in those projects that are going to be privatised, alleges Ajay Maken

    Ajay Maken alleged that the Modi government is only investing in those projects which will be handed over to private players in the future be it railway stations, trains, roads or airports.

  • 4:23 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Modi govt won't be able to give home to everyone even by 2075, says Ajay Maken

    Mentioning that the policies of the Modi government are flawed, Congress leader Ajay Maken challenged that the present government won't be able to provide home to everyone even by 2075.

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    This Budget not for middle class, says Congress leader Ajay Maken

    Congress leader Ajay Maken slammed the Modi government saying that it's working only for the top 1 per cent rich people in the country. He said that the present budget is not for the middle class.

  • 4:03 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Govt provided free ration to 80 crore people during pandemic, and is still continuing: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that during the pandemic, the Modi government provided free rations to 80 crore people under country's food security act.

  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Subsidy has to be degressive, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    Responding to the opposition's charge that the government is gradually decreasing subsidies, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that subsidy is taxpayers' money and it has to be degressive.

    Speaking on LPG cylinders connections, the Union Minister said that till 2014 when UPA left the government, there were around 14 crore connections but now so far during the Modi regime, the connections have already reached around 31-32 crores.

  • 3:44 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    By 2040, India likely to become second largest economy: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the present budget is a bridge budget of the Modi government to move India forward on the path of development. 

    He further said that India is likely to become second largest economy in the world by 2040.

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    This Budget is 10/10 Budget: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Modi government has proved that good governance is also good politics. This Budget is 10/10 Budget, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.

  • 3:40 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Per capita income almost doubled during Modi govt: Hardeep Singh Puri

    Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that 9 years ago, the per capita income in India was 1 lakh but now it's 1.97 lakh which is almost double. 

  • 3:36 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Indian economy size increased to 5th largest from 10th largest, says Hardeep Singh Puri

    Speaking at India TV's Samvaad, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the Indian economy size increased to 5th largest from 10th largest in the past 9 years.

     

  • 2:25 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Yogi Adityanath responds to Azam Khan's allegation that Muslim voters were not allowed to vote in Rampur

    The fact is, Muslim voters did not want to vote for them. This was clear when they lost the assembly and Lok Sabha elections from Rampur. The people of Rampur are replying to the state of anarchy that was prevalent earlier. They were muzzled and persecuted.

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    What Yogi Adityanath said on Ramcharitmanas row

    This is a crude attempt to divert the attention of the people from development. They want to dilute our development agenda. They are doing disservice to the state, said the UP CM on the recent controversy over Tulsidas' Ramcharitmanas with SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya demanding deletion of some lines in which women and Shudras have been mentioned.

  • 2:04 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    'SP should be grateful...': Yogi Adityanath on Padma Vibhushan to late Mulayam Singh Yadav - EXCLUSIVE

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said, Samajwadi Party "should express gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government for conferring Padma Vibhushan to Late Mulayam Singh Yadav posthumously, but, it is sad that the word 'gratitude' does not exist in their dictionary". READ FULL INTERVIEW

  • 1:33 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    OPINION | How Narendra Modi changed the very definition of Union Budget

    The Indian middle class is elated over Income Tax relief, rich taxpayers are also happy, while women, senior citizens, youths and farmers have welcomed the new schemes, writes India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma. | READ MORE

  • 1:13 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    P Chidambaram does not know definition of 'inclusive': Smriti Irani

    Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram does not know definition of 'inclusive', said Union Minister Smriti Irani. Chidambaram had said that the Budget was authored by someone navigating a journey looking at the rear view mirror. READ MORE HERE

  • 1:10 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    What PM Modi said on Nirmala Sitharaman's 'amrit kaal' budget

    The Prime Minister categorically called the budget a foundation stone for the "Amrit Kaal" which helps in prioritising the dreams of deprived sections. WATCH HERE

  • 1:08 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Union Budget: 10 big takeaways which will make aam aadmi's lives easier

    From tax relief to the middle-class income group to financial support for MSMEs, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had something for everyone in the Union Budget 2023. READ MORE 

     

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