Let’s take a quick look at the finance ministers who have introduced the most number of budgets so far.
Did you know that the current Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the 2nd budget on Monday. She is the 2nd woman to introduce a budget since independence. Before that Indira Gandhi introduced the budget in 1969-70. Even though she was the Prime Minister at the time but as she has the finance ministry under her control hence she introduced the budget.
Morarji Desai is at the top of those who have introduced more budgets. He introduced 10 budgets in one go. Between 1959-69 . Also he put interim budgets in 1962-63, 1967-68. Another specialty is that his date of birth is December 29 and the budgets were introduced 2 times on the same date.
Former Finance Minister Chidambaram presented 9 budgets. He introduced these in the Congress presidency UPA-1 and UPA-2.
The next record was held by former President Pranab Mukherjee. He introduced 8 budgets as Finance Minister.
Manmohan Singh introduced 6 budgets. Manmohan Singh was made as the Finance Minister when VP Narasimha Rao was the Prime Minister of the country brought economic reforms.
Arun Jaitley introduced the budget 5 times. However with Jaitley falling ill in February 2019 … Piyush Goyal introduced the interim budget in his place.
Jashwant Singh presented the budget at once.