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The Delhi budget is being presented by finance minister Kailash Gahlot in the Delhi assembly. This comes after the MHA had reportedly delayed the budget, which was contested by the Arvind Kejriwal-led government. Gahlot is presenting the budget for the first time. Before this, all eight previous budgets were presented by Manish Sisodia.  “The upcoming budget is important for Delhi as we are hosting the G20. So this budget is dedicated to a clean, beautiful and modern Delhi," said Delhi Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot

The budget requires approval from the President through the Union home ministry.

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Home Ministry asks AAP to resubmit budget

The MHA had requested the Delhi government to resubmit the budget for further clarification on the allocation of funds for infrastructure and advertisements.

It was a departure from the norm as, before this, all eight previous budgets were presented by Manish Sisodia. However, this time, Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot presented the Delhi budget in the Delhi assembly.

Earlier on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had claimed that the Centre had placed the Delhi government's budget on hold a day before it was scheduled to be presented in the Assembly.

Delhi Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot had criticized the Centre, saying that their move to hold the Delhi government's budget was an attempt to hinder the government's functioning. Gahlot alleged that the move was made to create obstacles in passing the budget and that it was a way to harass people. He questioned the purpose of having an elected Chief Minister, cabinet, and ministers if they could not even pass a budget.

The MHA has reportedly requested clarification from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government regarding its expenditure on advertisements before approving the presentation of the Budget.

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Updated: 22 Mar 2023, 01:58 PM IST
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