'Entire world is looking at India's budget': PM Modi
New Delhi/IBNS: In the wake of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report in favour of the country's economy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said "the entire world is looking at India's budget" in his customary speech ahead of Parliament's Budget Session.
Addressing the media, Modi said, "Our Finance Minister is a woman too. She is going to present the budget tomorrow.
"In today's global circumstances, not only India but the entire world is looking at India's budget."
The IMF on Tuesday released its latest projections on world economic growth where India was seen to be growing at the rate of 6.1% in 2023.
The growth will be lower than its 6.8% figure of 2022.
China, on the contrary, will grow by 5.2% in 2023.
PM Shri @narendramodi's remarks ahead of the Budget Session 2023 in Parliament. https://t.co/bsNpHxyQGj— BJP (@BJP4India) January 31, 2023
Speaking on President Droupadi Murmu's inaugural address to both houses of Parliament, the Prime Minister said, "Today is an important day and occasion. The current President of India is to address, for the first time, both houses of Parliament.
"It's a matter of pride for the country, reflecting women empowerment."
The opposition parties have demanded discussions on two burning issues- a report which has accused leading industrialist Gautam Adani of "brazen stock manipulation and accounting fraud scheme" and the ban on BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi- in the winter session of Parliament beginning on Tuesday.
The demands have been made by the Opposition in an all-party meeting with the government held on Monday.
The government, led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has assured all discussions will take place as per rules.