Interim Budget: The Curious History Of The

  • The familiar “red briefcase” made its annual appearance this morning as Union Minister Piyush Goyal smiled for the cameras before presenting the Interim Budget.
  • The word “Budget” originates from the French “bougette” or leather bag, the internet tells us, tracing the origin of the tradition of a finance minister carrying the Budget briefcase .
  • Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, as the finance minister who delivered the iconic 1991 proposals, carried a black bag.
  • Pranab Mukherjee with his budget briefcase when he was the finance minister.

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