Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that citizens should not expect any spectacular announcements in the Interim Budget 2024-25, which is slated to be presented on February 1.
The full Budget for FY24-2025 will be presented after the formation of the new government after the general elections to be held in 2024. The dates for Lok Sabha elections are yet to be announced.
“I don’t want to be a spoilsport, but the 1st February Budget is just a vote on account; a budget to meet expenditure till the next government comes to power. No spectacular announcements,” Sitharaman said.
She added that the regular Budget will be in July and “you will have to wait till then.” The February 1 budget will be Sitharaman’s sixth Budget.