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We're moving towards realising New India by 2022: FM Goyal in budget speech

Goyal stepped in as interim finance minister after Arun Jaitley had to fly to New York for medical treatment

Railway Budget  |  Interim Budget 2019

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal | Photo: @ANI

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the Narendra Modi-led government had the decisive mandate to continue structured reforms and it was moving towards realising a "New India by 2022".

Presenting the budget for 2019-20 in the Lok Sabha, Goyal said, "We are moving towards realising New India by 2022." "We have got decisive mandate to continue structured reforms.

We have reversed policy paralysis," he added.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government's sixth and final budget before the polls due by May is an interim budget or a 'Vote on Account'.

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Goyal stepped in as interim finance minister after Arun Jaitley had to fly to New York for medical treatment.

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Goyal began the interim budget speech by wishing Union Minister Arun Jaitley speedy recovery and good health.

Earlier, the Cabinet had approved the Interim Budget for 2019-20.

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 11:26 IST