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Door open for stimulus 6.0; govt with industry: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Calling her stint as FM during the pandemic "the most challenging assignment yet", Sitharaman said she was not upset with the criticism that the recent stimulus package was too little

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Nirmala Sitharaman | Stimulus package | Lockdown

Indivjal Dhasmana & Nivedita Mookerji  |  New Delhi 



Nirmala sitharaman, Finance minister
“I am not dealing with my personal money, I am dealing with public money. I have huge responsibility to be careful. There will be a time when I will have to stand in Parliament and say this is what we have done," the FM said responding to the criticism that the stimulus package had disappointed industry.

Within days of announcing a series of measures to help businesses deal with the impact, Union Finance Minister said in an interview to Business Standard that the government was with industry and would do as much as possible to repair the damage when companies were going through the most stressful time.

Replying to a specific question on whether there would be a 6.0, after five days of back-to-back announcements last week, the FM said, “As we go along, we will see. We cannot shut the doors.”

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First Published: Wed, May 20 2020. 02:54 IST

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