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The Union Budget 2019 will be presented at 11 a.m. Friday by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. This will be her maiden budget after being sworn in as the new finance minister.
She will reach the Parliament with Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur.
In Nirmala Sitharaman's maiden budget today, a big push for infrastructure spending, including roads and railways, is expected.
This will be an attempt to drive growth which had slowed to a five-year low of 5.8 percent in the first three months of 2019.
This time instead of the traditional budget briefcase, Nirmala Sitharaman was seen carrying the budget documents wrapped in red cloth with a golden ribbon and national emblem on top.
One can watch live budget telecast on national television channels such as Doordarshan, Lok Sabha TV, Rajya Sabha TV.
By Sowmya Sangam