BY A STAFF REPORTER: As the Interim Budget Session adjourned, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor criticized Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's budget presentation as 'short' and 'rhetorical' on 1st February, Thursday in New Delhi.
Moreover, Tharoor stated that the speech yielded limited outcomes. He termed the speech as 'disappointing' as it was phrased with generalities and failed to address the specific economic issues. He further expressed that Sitharaman didn't acknowledge the fact that foreign investments have decreased 'significantly'. Additionally, the Congress MP alleged that the speech didn’t feature any hard figures and was couched in vague language like 'confidence' and 'hope'.
Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Interim Budget on 1st February, Thursday while addressing the joint sitting of two houses in the new parliament building in New Delhi.
The Interim Budget Session will continue till 9th February in the new Parliament building. A joint sitting of upper house and lower house of the parliament will be attending the session. Moreover, the full budget will be presented once the new government assumes the office after upcoming Lok Sabha elections.