Interim Budget 2024-2025 is scheduled to be tabled on February 1

Interim Budget 2024: Nirmala Sitharaman to unveil the budget amid upcoming Lok Sabha elections scheduled for April-May.

Nirmala Sitharaman is set to present her sixth consecutive budget, matching the record held by former Prime Minister Morarji Desai.

Nirmala Sitharaman is slated to present the Interim Budget for 2024, with the Lok Sabha elections scheduled for April-May.

Before the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed optimism about securing a third consecutive victory.

Analysts noted that Nirmala Sitharaman and the BJP must navigate carefully, balancing the need to appease diverse segments of the population in an election year while also maintaining fiscal discipline to control the fiscal deficit.

As an interim budget, substantial policy alterations or significant announcements might not be imminent, but the anticipation remains high.

Speaking in a joint session of Parliament on Wednesday, President Droupadi Murmu emphasized the government’s commitment to realizing the aspirations of the 1.4 billion citizens.