Saturday, Oct 01, 2022 | Last Update : 02:36 PM IST

  India   All India  05 Jul 2019  Proud! Nirmala Sitharaman's parents attend her first budget speech

Proud! Nirmala Sitharaman's parents attend her first budget speech

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Jul 5, 2019, 12:03 pm IST
Updated : Jul 5, 2019, 12:35 pm IST

Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman arrived in a separate car in Parliament.

Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman arrived in a separate car in Parliament. (Photo: ANI)
 Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman arrived in a separate car in Parliament. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: To watch their daughter’s first Budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s parents arrived in Parliament on Friday.

Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman arrived in a separate car in Parliament.

Before the speech, she made a statement by swapping the iconic briefcase with the traditional Indian bahi khata. She posed with a red cloth folder enclosed with a string and embossed with the national emblem. She was flanked by her junior minister Anurag Thakur, Finance Secretary SC Garg, and Chief Economic Advisor Krishnamurthy Subramanian, among other officials.

Earlier, during the traditional halwa ceremony head of the Budget session, she had untied the ribbon instead of cutting it.

Tags: union budget 2019, budget 2019, budget parliament, nirmala sitharaman, finance budget, economic survey 2019
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi