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Nirmala presents maiden budget in Lok Sabha
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Nirmala presents maiden budget in Lok Sabha

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Common man will be served with major economic reforms, said Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting her maiden budget in Lok Sabha on Thursday. People validated their two goals for country’s future, national security and economic growth, she added.

In her first budget, she is expected to raise spending and cut taxes on business to shore up the economy after a five-year low. Nirmala Sitharaman, India's first full-time woman finance minister, began the big day by ditching the British-era briefcase for a red cloth folder enclosed with a string and emblazoned with the national emblem - which was described by officials as the "bahi khata".