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FM carries Budget papers in red folder to overcome British hangover
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FM carries Budget papers in red folder to overcome British hangover

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New Delhi, Jul 5 : Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday carried the Budget papers in a red coloured "bahi khata" -- folder -- breaking the tradition of carrying them in a briefcase and asserted it was “high time to overcome the British hangover”.

“It is very Indian… It is easy to carry. And it is high time to overcome the British hangover,” Ms Sitharaman said when asked about her idea to carry Budget papers in “red potli”.Ms Sitharaman became the first full-fledged woman Finance Minister to present Union Budget 2019-20 in Parliament.

She also broke the tradition of carrying the budget papers in a briefcase. Ms Sitharaman also matched the potli colour with her red sari. (UNI)