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India Today-Business Today’s Budget Roundtable to be held today

FM Nirmala Sitharaman and industry experts will decode the booster Budget for India@100 in the session

A line-up of Union Ministers - including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman - are participating in the India Today- Business Today Budget Roundtable which is scheduled to take place on Monday.

This round table follows the traditional Budget-day coverage which is an annual high interest event for television channels.

On 1st February, immediately after FM presented the ‘Amritkaal’ Budget in the Parliament, a post-budget discussion was presented by trio of anchors Rahul Kanwal, Udayan Mukherjee and Rajdeep Sardesai.

As per the India Today Group, this budget day coverage had a blockbuster launch on the internet with over 143 k average concurrent users on India Today YouTube channel alone.

The round table to be held today will feature Sitharaman - who has the distinction of presenting five Union budgets in a row - and is likely to elucidate on her first Amritkaal budget along with other ministerial colleagues, Secretary’s, analysts and Indian industry doyens.

Senior Union Ministers will also be taking the mike to speak to the country – this includes Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles; Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Communications, and Electronics and Information Technology, will present their views on the discussion ‘The Effective Model for Growth in Times of Global Recession’.

BT Editors Sourav Majumdar, Siddharth Zarabi, Udayan Mukherjee, Aabha Bakaya and News Director of India Today and Aaj Tak and the Executive Director of Business Today, Rahul Kanwal will showcase their anchoring styles to deliver an engaging session.

Details of the other sessions:

  • A conversation on Budget and the ‘Politics of an Election’ will pit speakers Jayant Sinha, BJP MP and Supriya Shinate, chairperson, Social Media and National Spokesperson, Congress.
  • Tax consultants will deliberate on ‘Taxation: Hits and Misses’ includes Ved Jain, Senior Tax Adviser, Neeru Ahuja, APAC Tax Head, Deloitte, Sanjay Tolia, Partner, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Vishal Malhotra and TMT Tax Leader, EY India.
  • Nitin Gupta, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes will take the audience through ‘The Long and Short of Taxation’, Corporate leaders who will be debating the agenda ‘Push for Industrial Growth’ includes Parvesh Minocha, Chairman, Feedback Infra, Patanjali Keswani, CMD, Lemon Tree Hotels, Navneet Munot, MD and CEO, HDFC Mutual Fund, Kunal Bahl, CEO, Snapdeal, Rahul Garg, Founder and CEO, Moglix, and Prashant Tripathi, MD and CEO, Max Life Insurance.
  • A discussion with ‘The Budget Makers’ will feature TY Somanathan, Finance Secretary, Sanjay Malhotra, Secretary, Department of Revenue, Ajay Seth, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Secretary (Department of Investment and Public Asset Management).

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