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Kerala finance minister creates history for marathon Budget speech

Kerala Finance Minister TM Thomas Isaac delivered a marathon speech spanning 3 hours and 17 minutes

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IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 



Kerala FM Thomas Isaac
Kerala FM Thomas Isaac

Finance Minister on Friday created history by delivering a marathon speech spanning 3 hours and 17 minutes while presenting the state Budget in the Assembly.

The earlier record for the longest Budget speech of 2 hours and 54 minutes was in the name of late Congress leader and then Finance Minister KM Mani.

Isaac commenced his Budget speech by quoting a poem written by Sneha, a Class 7 student at Kuzhalmandam school in Palakkad district.

It was the sixth Budget to be presented by the Pinarayi Vijayan government ahead of the Assembly elections, and 12th by Issac.

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First Published: Fri, January 15 2021. 17:25 IST

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