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Top 5 Indian Finance Ministers In Terms Of Budgets Presented

Jan 31, 2024, 05:15 PM IST

Top 5 Indian Finance Ministers In Terms Of Budgets Presented

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FM Nirmala Sitharaman is set to table the interim Budget in the Indian Parliament on February 1 which will be a record of sorts in terms of budgets presented. Here are the finance ministers with the maximum number of budgets presented.

1. Morarji Desai

Five annual budgets and one interim Budget were presented by the country's finance minister Morarji Desai between 1959 and 1964. He also achieved the feat of presenting 10 budgets- the maximum to have been tabled by any finance minister of the country.

2. Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee holds the record of presenting eight budgets in the Parliament during his tenure as the finance minister

3. Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha stands at par with Pranab Mukherjee with the presentation of eight budgets in the Parliament

4. Nirmala Sitharaman

India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is set to equal the record of the country's former Prime Minister Morarji Desai of presenting six budgets in a row as the minister heads to present her sixth straight budget on February 1. Since July 2019, FM Sitharaman has presented five complete budgets and is the country's first full-time woman finance minister.

5. Arun Jaitley

After the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power, the charge of the finance ministry was handed over to Arun Jaitley and five budgets in a row were presented by him from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

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