FinMin ditches briefcase, carries 'bahi khata' instead

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, ahead of her maiden Budget speech, carried a 'bahi khata' (ledger) instead of a briefcase. (PTI Photo)

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, ahead of her maiden Budget speech, carried a 'bahi khata' (ledger) instead of a briefcase. 

 

She ditched the British tradition of carrying a briefcase and adopted the Indian tradition. The budget documents are kept in a four-fold red cloth with the national emblem on it, wrapped with a ribbon. It symbolises India's departure from the slavery of Western thought.

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Nirmala Sitharaman was accompanied by MoS Finance Anurag Thakur, Secretary S C Garg, Chief Economic Officer Krishnamurthy Subramanian and other officials. 
The Modi Government 2.0 will be presenting the Budget at 11 am today, in the Lok Sabha.

 

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