Sitharaman dumps Budget briefcase for ‘bahi khaata’

  • New Delhi: Setting a new precedent Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday was seen hugging the budget documents wrapped in a red cloth, the traditional ‘bahi khaata’ way, instead of the leather briefcase that until now her predecessors marched out with.
  • Chief Economic Advisor K. Subramanian said that it was a departure from “slavery of western tradition”.
  • Sitharaman was seen carrying the red cloth wrapped budget papers that was neatly bound with the auspicious yellow and red ribbon.

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