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Nirmala Sitharaman lays budget documents in Rajya Sabha; demands grants for next financial year

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday laid budget documents and demand for grants for the next financial year in Rajya Sabha. As the House met after the presentation of the budget in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman laid a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government for the year 2020-21.  

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New Delhi Published on: February 01, 2020 14:40 IST
Nirmala Sitharaman lays budget documents in Rajya Sabha; demands grants for next financial year
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Nirmala Sitharaman lays budget documents in Rajya Sabha; demands grants for next financial year 

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday laid budget documents and demand for grants for the next financial year in Rajya Sabha. As the House met after the presentation of the budget in Lok Sabha, Sitharaman laid a statement of the estimated receipts and expenditure of the Government for the year 2020-21.

She also laid a copy of Medium-term Fiscal Policy cum Fiscal Policy Strategy Statement and Macro-Economic Framework Statement.

The Finance Minister also laid a copy of the report of the Fifteenth Finance Commission for the year 2020-21 and explanatory memorandum on the action taken on recommendations contained in the Report of the Fifteenth Finance Commission.

As her speech continued in Lok Sabha for 160 minutes, the Upper House which met around 1:30 pm for laying of budget documents was adjourned. The Rajya Sabha met again at 1:55 pm but was again adjourned for 10 minutes as Sitharaman reached late. The Finance Minister felt unwell at the fag end of her speech in Lok Sabha and had to cut short her address.

When she arrived in the upper house many members were seen asking her wellbeing. After laying of papers, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House till Monday.

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