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Interesting facts about the Budget every Indian should know

Did you know Morarji Desai presented two budgets on his birthday? Do you know who advanced the budget to Feb 1? Here's all that you ever wanted to know about the Indian budgetary exercise

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

MORARJI DESAI holds the record of presenting the most budgets, at 10

MORARJI DESAI holds the record of presenting the most budgets, at 10
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INDIRA GANDHI is the only woman to have presented India's Union Budget

INDIRA GANDHI is the only woman to have presented India's Union Budget
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R K SHANMUKHAM CHETTY presented India's first budget on November 26, 1947

R K SHANMUKHAM CHETTY presented India's first budget on November 26, 1947
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A customary Halwa ceremony is performed 10-12 days ahead of the Budget every year

A customary Halwa ceremony is performed 10-12 days ahead of the Budget every year
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MORARJI DESAI is the only finance minister to present a budget on his birthday on Feb 29, 1964 and 1968

MORARJI DESAI is the only finance minister to present a budget on his birthday on Feb 29, 1964 and 1968
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In 1997-98, when I K Gujral's govt was on its way out, the Budget was passed without debate

In 1997-98, when I K Gujral's govt was on its way out, the Budget was passed without debate
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P CHIDAMBARAM's 1997-98 Budget was termed as Dream Budget for lowering tax rates

P CHIDAMBARAM's 1997-98 Budget was termed as Dream Budget for lowering tax rates
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YASHWANT SINHA changed the timing of Budget presentation to 11am from 5pm in 1999

YASHWANT SINHA changed the timing of Budget presentation to 11am from 5pm in 1999
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Budget was presented on the last working day of Feb until 2016, but Jaitley changed it to Feb 1 in 2017

Budget was presented on the last working day of Feb until 2016, but Jaitley changed it to Feb 1 in 2017
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In 2017, the was presented with the Union budget breaking a 92-year-old practice

In 2017, the railway budget was presented with the Union budget breaking a 92-year-old practice
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First Published: Thu, January 31 2019. 14:28 IST