Newdelhi:1/2/23:Ahead of tabling of the Union budget 2023 in Parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with ministers of state Pankaj Chaudhary and Bhagwat Karad and Finance Secretary TV Somanathan called on President Droupadi Murmu.As per established tradition, the Finance Minister met the President at the Rashtrapati Bhawan before heading to Parliament to present the Union Budget. This is the fifth budget presentation by Ms Sitharaman.
“Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman, MoS Dr Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, MoS Pankaj Chaudhary and senior officials of the Ministry of Finance called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the President of India tweeted.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a cabinet meeting at 10 am before the Budget is tabled in Parliament.Speaking ahead of the Budget, MoS Finance Pankaj Chaudhary said that the people’s expectations would be reflected in the Budget.
“UnionBudget2023 will meet the expectations of every section of society. PM Modi government has always worked in the favour of the people of the country”, Union minister of state for finance Pankaj Chaudhary told. MoS Finance Dr B Karad speaking to this morning said that the “Country has made good recovery from COVID. If we look at Economic Survey, all sectors are making progress. Compared to other countries, our economy is good. When PM took oath in 2014, India was 10th (in terms of economy), today it is fifth.”On January 31 the first day of the budget session of Parliament, Sitharaman tabled the pre-budget Economic Survey for 2022-2023.Finance Minister laid on the table, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Economic Survey, 2022-23 along with Highlights and a Statistical Appendix.