February 1, 2023
NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Tuesday that the General Budget to be presented in Parliament tomorrow would seek to meet the hopes and aspirations of the common citizens amid an unstable global economic situation.
“Our Finance Minister (Nirmala Sitharaman) will present one more Budget before the country tomorrow. In today’s global circumstances, not only India but the entire world is looking at India’s budget,” he said while talking to media persons ahead of the Budget session of Parliament.
The prime minister exuded confidence that the finance minister would make efforts to meet the aspirations of the people.
The PM cited the “credible voices from the world of economy” and said that they have brought a positive message ahead of the session. “Today, the Budget session is commencing. Credible voices from the world of economy have brought in a positive message, a ray of hope and a beginning of enthusiasm. It is an important event today,” he said.
PM Modi said the maiden inaugural address by President Droupadi Murmu to the joint session of both Houses of Parliament was a matter of pride for the Constitution. “Our Finance Minister is a woman too. She will present one more budget before the country tomorrow. In today’s global circumstances, not only India but the entire world is looking at India’s budget,” he added.
The Budget session will take place in 27 sittings till 6 April with a month-long recess to examine the budget papers. The first part of the session will conclude on 13 February. The two Houses will reconvene on 12 March for the second part of the session and will conclude on 6 April.