Speaking at an industry event, Sitharaman said, "...not just my speech which was very long and that's the grouse that I am holding up against the ministry.
"I keep telling that in each one of them, and as a matter of fact, I have been persistently nagging them to say last year's was long, I want this year to be shorter. But, somebody conspired to say that Haha...No, you will do it longer."
The preparation for this Budget was also the longest as it started after the presentation of the last Budget in July.
There were various rounds of consultation with various stakeholders, she added.