Union Finances 2021: Nirmala Sitharaman took over the Finance portfolio in 2019 after his predecessor Arun Jaitley opted out for well being causes.
New Delhi | Jagran Enterprise Desk: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will current her third funds on February 1 within the Parliament with deal with steering the pandemic-battered financial system and pushing development. Sitharaman is simply the second lady after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to current a Union Finances, and the primary full-time lady Finance Minister within the historical past of unbiased India. She took over the Finance portfolio in 2019 after his predecessor Arun Jaitley opted out for well being causes. Forward of the Finances presentation, here is a have a look at Sitharaman’s political profession spanning 15 years.
Born in Madurai on August 18, 1959, Sitharaman studied economics at Tiruchirapalli’s Seethalakshmi Ramaswami Faculty, earlier than shifting to the nationwide capital to review the topic on the Jawaharlal Nehru College. Her political profession started when she joined the Bharatiya Janata Occasion in 2008, over a decade after returning to India from the UK. As a spokesperson of the social gathering, she turned a well-recognized face on the nationwide tv within the early 2010s.
Following Bharatiya Janata Occasion’s emphatic victory within the 2014 basic elections, Sitharaman was inducted into Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cupboard as a junior minister. Later that yr, she was elected as a member of Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh. Sitharaman made headlines after being appointed the nation’s first full-time Defence Minister in 2017. As a Defence Minister, Sitharaman needed to defend the allegations of corruptions made by the opposition within the Rafale deal.
Two years later, she took over the Finance portfolio after his predecessor Arun Jaitley opted out for well being causes. That is the third funds of Sitharaman, and arguably probably the most anticipated, being introduced at a time when the financial system is reeling below the impression of the coronavirus pandemic. She has termed this yr’s funds as a “never-before” occasion.