Finance minister Arun Jaitley presents Union Budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi on Saturday. — PTI

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addresses a press conference at Old Secretariat in Patna. (Photo: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. (Photo: AP)

Industrialists watch the live screening of the Union Budget 2015-16 speech in Ahmedabad. (Photo: AP)

Union Budget 2015-16

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: videograb)

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with MoS for Finance Jayant Sinha and other officials giving final touch to the budget in New Delh

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