How different will Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget be from Indira Gandhi's?

Almost about half a century ago, the Indian Parliament witnessed for the first time a woman presenting a Union Budget. That was Indira Gandhi, who on February 28, 1970, presented the Budget for 1970-71. As prime minister at that time, she also held the additional charge of the finance ministry. It is, therefore, likely that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be acutely conscious of this past as she prepares to present the first Budget of the Modi government, after it was returned to power with a massive electoral mandate. Ms Sitharaman may also be curious to check out how the only oth.....

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