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.
Feb 03, 202311:12 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.
Feb 03, 202310:52 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.
Feb 03, 202310:49 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.
Feb 03, 202310:46 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.
Feb 03, 202310:38 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.
Feb 03, 202310:37 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.
Feb 03, 202310:29 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.
Feb 03, 202310:17 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.
Feb 03, 202310:14 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.
Feb 03, 202310:09 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
Feb 03, 202310:01 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.
Feb 03, 20239:57 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.
Feb 03, 20239:55 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.
Feb 03, 20239:49 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.
Feb 03, 20239:47 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.
Feb 03, 20239:43 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.
Feb 03, 20239:34 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'.
Feb 03, 20239:23 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.
Feb 03, 20239:20 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.
Feb 03, 20239:17 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.
Feb 03, 20239:14 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.
Feb 03, 20238:06 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.
Feb 03, 20237:56 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.
Feb 03, 20237:51 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.
Feb 03, 20237:45 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.
Feb 03, 20237:38 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.
Feb 03, 20237:13 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.
Feb 03, 20237:01 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.
Feb 03, 20236:54 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.
Feb 03, 20236:51 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.
Feb 03, 20236:48 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.
Feb 03, 20236:24 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.
Feb 03, 20236:16 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.
Feb 03, 20236:06 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.
Feb 03, 20235:56 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.
Feb 03, 20235:49 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.
Feb 03, 20235:42 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.
Feb 03, 20235:38 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.
Feb 03, 20235:14 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.
Feb 03, 20235:12 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'.
Feb 03, 20235:01 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.
Feb 03, 20234:54 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.
Feb 03, 20234:49 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.
Feb 03, 20234:42 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.
Feb 03, 20234:35 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.
Feb 03, 20234:26 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.
Feb 03, 20234:23 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.
Feb 03, 20234:11 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.
Feb 03, 20234:03 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.
Feb 03, 20233:59 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.
Feb 03, 20233:44 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.
Feb 03, 20233:40 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.
Feb 03, 20233:40 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.
Feb 03, 20233:36 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.
Feb 03, 20232:25 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.
Feb 03, 20232:24 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.
Feb 03, 20232:04 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
Feb 03, 20231:33 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
Feb 03, 20231:13 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
Feb 03, 20231:10 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
Feb 03, 20231:08 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