Interesting facts about the Budget every Indian should know

MORARJI DESAI holds the record of presenting the most budgets, at 10

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INDIRA GANDHI is the only woman to have presented India's Union Budget

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R K SHANMUKHAM CHETTY presented India's first budget on November 26, 1947

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A customary Halwa ceremony is performed 10-12 days ahead of the Budget every year

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MORARJI DESAI is the only finance minister to present a budget on his birthday on Feb 29, 1964 and 1968

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In 1997-98, when I K Gujral's govt was on its way out, the Budget was passed without debate

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P CHIDAMBARAM's 1997-98 Budget was termed as Dream Budget for lowering tax rates

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YASHWANT SINHA changed the timing of Budget presentation to 11am from 5pm in 1999

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Budget was presented on the last working day of Feb until 2016, but Jaitley changed it to Feb 1 in 2017

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In 2017, the railway budget was presented with the Union budget breaking a 92-year-old practice

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