Fiscal Discipline Maintained All Through Under Modi Govt: FM in RS
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Fiscal Discipline Maintained All Through Under Modi Govt: FM in RS

“We are certainly predisposed about not repeating mistakes of UPA,” says Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, countering Chidambaram in the Rajya Sabha Budget Session on Tuesday, 11 February.

“More sarcasm than content in former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's criticism of Budget FY21,” she added.

The economy is moving forward and green shoots are visible, Sitharaman said in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, the last day of the first phase of the Parliament Budget Session.

“The government will invest over Rs 1 lakh crore in infrastructure development by 2024-25… Minimum Support Price for all mandated Rabi and Kharif crops was increased in 2019-20 to boost consumption,” Sitharaman said.

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  • The Budget Session will resume again from 2 March.
  • “It is in the DNA of the BJP and the RSS to try and erase reservations,” Rahul Gandhi said on Monday, as he asserted that his party will not allow doing away with the quota
  • In Rajya Sabha on Monday, Congress leader P Chidambaram spoke about the state of the economy, saying it has inspired fear and uncertainty across the nation

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