Union Budget 2019 was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha on July 5. The Budget session would begin from June 17 and is scheduled to end on July 26. This was the first Budget for both Sitharaman and the Narendra Modi government in its second term. Before her, the Interim Budget 2019 was presented by Piyush Goyal on February 1 at 11 am. This time, the Budget speech started at around 11 am and went on until a quarter past 1 pm, making this the longest Budget speech ever.