New Delhi: Ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2020 in the Parliament on Saturday, Union minister Anurag Thakur offered prayers at his residence and said the government has attempted to bring the best for the people and for the country.

"The Modi government believes in 'sabka sath, sabka vikas (development for all)'. We received suggestions from across the country. The government has made efforts to ensure that this Budget will be good for all, good for the people and the country," Thakur said. Before departing for the finance ministry early this morning, Thakur was seen offering prayers to the deity Hanuman, seated on a small carpet in his garden.

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On Friday, the office of the minister of state for finance had tweeted an image of a rare book amongst the oldest books in the Budget Press library - a compilation of Budget speeches of Union finance ministers comprising two volumes.

"On the eve of #Budget2020, we're sharing..amongst the oldest books in the #Budget Press Library; it narrates India's economic transition since 1947. The Budget Speech is perhaps the most guarded of all speeches, undergoing multiple drafts till its made public!" the office of Anurag Thakur tweeted.

 

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the budget of the second term of the Narendra Modi government today.