Latest news LIVE Budget 2021: Customary halwa ceremony to be held todayJanuary 23, 2021
The customary halwa ceremony, which marks the process of printing documents for the Union Budget, will be hosted by the Finance Ministry today ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur, Secretaries of Finance Ministry and other officials of the ministry will be present at the ceremony, which will be held at North Block.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit poll-bound Assam today to attend different government events to campaign for the assembly polls, likely to be held in April-May.
PM Modi will also join the celebrations of ‘Parakram Diwas’ in Kolkata to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of India’s freedom icon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
Due to the ehearsal, gates of Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan metro stations will remain closed till 12 noon.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will hit the campaign trail in Tamil Nadu where assembly elections are likely to be held in April-May
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