Nirmala Sitharaman joined the BJP in 2008 and has served as a spokesperson for the party. In 2014, she was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet as a junior minister and in June 2014, she elected as a Rajya Sabha Member from Andhra Pradesh. In May 2016, she was one of the 12 candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the Rajya Sabha elections due on 11 June 2016. She successfully contested her seat from Karnataka. On 3 September 2017, she was elevated to Defence Minister. After Narendra Modi was re-elected in 2019 she became the first full time woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the Finance Minister post.read more
Several decisions were taken at the 42nd meeting of GST Council held on October 05 with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
15-year-old Chennai boy R Praggnanandhaa shone bright at the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad. India marched into quarter finals with Praggnanandhaa's crucial win against Chinese opponent.
Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman at launch of platform for "Transparent Taxation-Honoring the Honest" said this new platform will ease compliance burden and brings in fair objective and adjust system.
Our effort is that our tax system should be seamless, painless, faceless: PM Modi
In the media brief, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that Rs 50,000 crore has been allotted for Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman adderessed mediapersons ahead of launch of 'Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
I request all to trust PM Modi as he is working for every Indian. I assure everyone that this govt is ready to listen to you. This government is ready to work, says FM Nirmala Sitharaman
Nirmala Sitharaman on facing unwarranted criticism for being a woman Finance Minister. Nirmala Sitharaman said, "There is definitely a lot of criticism; I suppose every Finance Minister gets it.
The Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman reacted sharply on the comments made by Congress over the COVID-19 economic package announcement.
The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hit back on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi over politics on exodus of migrant workers.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in a presser on Sunday responded to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's criticism on government's policy towards helping migrants saying that it would have been better for the Congress leader to ask his party-ruled states to arrange for more trains for migrants with more facilities to help them reach their destinations besides just wasting labourers time who are in distress.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17 while unveiling fifth and final tranche of stimulus package
While addressing a press conference on stimulus package in Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on May 17 said that 85% cost of Shramik Special trains for migrant workers was borne by the Central government. She said.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced that the government has taken steps to ensure easing of the insolvency procedures. Sitharaman also announced the government's move to decriminalise Companies Act defaults by dropping 7 compoundable offences altogether under the alternative framework.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has lauded Centre's relief measures to support the migrant workers across the country, which were announced during the second tranche of relief measures by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.
In a bid to provide impetus to boosting farmers' income, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a set of initiatives and governance reforms, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', aimed at ramping up agriculture-related infrastructure, improving capacity and put an end to the exploitation of farmers.
Firing a second salvo to limit COVID fallout, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced a Rs 3.16 lakh crore package comprising free foodgrains for migrant workers, Rs 2 lakh crore concessional credit to farmers, among others.
It was the second day of the press address of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman who elaborated more on 20 lakh crore relief package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi some days ago.
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a host of measures aimed at helping ease the liquidity and financial concerns of India’s micro, small and medium enterprises, which have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown.
Former finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on May 13 said there is "nothing" for poor and hungry migrant workers on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcements detailing COVID-19 stimulus package.