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Budget 2024: PM Modi holds key meeting with FM Sitharaman, economists

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the Union budget presentation on July 23, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a meeting with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and economists .

The first budget of the BJP-led NDA government in its latest term carries significant weight, particularly as Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to implement decisive measures during his third tenure.

The first special parliamentary session following the formation of the 18th Lok Sabha was marked by intense debates and confrontations between the opposition and the ruling party. Key points of contention included the NEET-UG examination issue.

Sitharaman's seventh Budget presentation

In February, Nirmala Sitharaman presented an interim budget, due to the general election year. Her forthcoming budget presentation will be her seventh consecutive one, setting a new record for any finance minister in history, surpassing the previous record held by Morarji Desai.