Govt spent a lot since fiscal deficit gone from 3.5% to 9.5%: FM Sitharaman

New Delhi, Feb 01 (ANI): After presenting the Union Budget 2021-22, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government spent a lot during the pandemic since the fiscal deficit which was 3.5% of GDP in February 2020 has increased to 9.5% this year. Sitharaman further said that accounting of government expenditure and revenue statements have become lot more transparent and open.