FM Nirmala Sitharaman's post-Budget 2021 press briefing

After presenting the Budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022 today morning, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a press conference along with her entire team who was involved in the preparation of the budget. Sitharaman stated that Budget 2021 comes at a time when the economy needed an impetus and claimed that accounting of government expenditure and revenue statements are now a lot more transparent and open. She also clarified that in no categories will the consumer pay more with respect to agriculture infra cess and clarified that fiscal deficit which started at 3.5 during February 2020 has increased to 9.5% of GDP, therefore, they have "spent, spent and spent." Watch the full press briefing here with Times Now.