Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, is the Union Finance Minister and former Defence Minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. Earlier, she held the position of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry, during the first three years of the NDA regime. She served as a member of the National Commission for Women between 2003-2005. She was first inivited to become a member fo the BJP's National Executive in 2008, after which she became actively involved with party's economic and political

resolutions. She was appointed as the National spokesperson of the party in 2010. In 2012, Sitharaman worked directly under Modi, given the responsibility of organising BJPs media campaign for the elections.

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Indian public sector banks had 'worst phase' under Manmohan Singh, Raghuram Rajan: Nirmala Sitharaman

"Dr Singh was the Prime Minister and I'm sure Dr Rajan will agree that Dr Singh would have had a ‘consistent articulated vision' for India," Nirmala Sitharaman said amid laughter from the audience.

Project to turn India into majoritarian nation has 'crippled' economy: Congress

Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari cited a critical analysis of the government's policies by Parakala Prabhakar, a noted political economist and husband of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, to claim that the economy is in "grave danger".


Nirmala Sitharaman: Have urged RBI Governor to expedite customer payments

Sitharaman said there was sufficient demand for retail loans and banks have enough liquidity to service customer needs.

India will honour contractual commitments under energy agreements: Sitharaman

"We shall continue on the course of deep reforms," Nirmala Sitharaman, who was addressing the CERAWeek's India Energy Forum in the national capital, said.

Nirmala Sitharaman to meet CEOs of public sector banks: Liquidity support for NBFCs to be focus

The banking system had previously registered single-digit growth of 9.9 per cent in credit offtake in the fortnight ended December 8, 2017.

GST may have flaws, but it’s the law now: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

She also said that she is in touch with representatives of the automobile industry and is taking efforts to accommodate their demands. 


GST might have flaws, but we just can't damn it now: Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister's statement was in response to a person who "derided" the GST during an interaction with businessmen, entrepreneurs and Chartered Accountants in Pune.

'Everything he did was right': Sitharaman defends Rafale 'Shastra Puja' by Rajnath

On October 8, the Defence Minister had performed a traditional "Shastra Puja" on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami in France.

FM Sitharaman for tighter co-op bank norms, deposit insurance hike

On providing immediate relief to PMC account holders, the Minister assured the delegation that she would speak to the RBI Governor again.

PMC bank scam: Govt, RBI will resolve matter urgently, assures Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated that the Finance Ministry had no role to play in the on-going investigation into alleged irregularities in the functioning of PMC bank.

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Rafale deal couldn't take place without Reliance, says report

A report has claimed a top official of Dassault Aviation said in 2017 that a joint venture with Anil Ambani’s Reliance group was a condition to win the 36 jet Rafale deal.

Opinion | In Modi's Reshuffle, Bureaucrats Are In And Loyalty Pays

Giving A major fillip to the BJP’s third generation of leaders since the party was founded by A B Vajpayee and L K Advani in 1980, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday rolled out his third Cabinet reshuffle by naming Nirmala Sitharaman as Defence Minister, assigning the politically crucial Railways portfolio to Piyush Goyal and giving additional charge […]


Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet reshuffle

The elevation of Sitharaman, Goyal and Pradhan brings them in the league of other leaders under 60 years of age, such as Nitin Gadkari, J P Nadda and Smriti Irani, in the Union Cabinet and furthers the BJP’s plan of political promotion for its third generation of leaders. To know more about the story watch […]