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Budget draws from Modi's experience as Gujarat CM: Sitharaman
She said the Central government has made an opportunity out of the pandemic situation with stimulus and reforms.
Budget 2021 draws from the experience of Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha on Saturday. Reiterating the PM's call for Aatma Nirbhar Bharat, the finance minister said that India will become self-reliant, despite the pandemic.
On Friday, Sitharaman had attacked opposition parties for creating a 'false narrative' around her budget of being pro-rich, saying from free foodgrains, gas to building roads and houses have been for the poor. She said that despite government schemes and initiatives ranging from roads to agriculture, housing, scholarships to electricity benefiting the lives of people, a false narrative was being created by the opposition that the government was working for cronies.