In the live presentation of Budget 2024, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman commenced her speech by underlining the inclusive ethos of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Sitharaman articulated that the government’s unwavering focus is on the welfare of the poor, women, youth, and farmers, considering their needs as one of its highest priorities.
“Our young country has high aspirations, takes pride in its present, and harbors hope and confidence for a bright future. We anticipate that, based on its remarkable achievements, our government will once again receive a resounding mandate from the people,” stated Nirmala Sitharaman at the outset of her budget address. The Finance Minister’s opening remarks set the tone for the budget presentation, emphasizing the government’s commitment to addressing the diverse needs of the nation and fostering a promising future.