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Yashwant Sinha could have presented historic reforms budget

NEW DELHI: Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that Yashwant Sinha as Union Finance Minister in the cabinet of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar had narrowly missed out on delivering the historic reforms Budget which was ultimately presented by his successor Manmohan Singh a few months thereafter in 1991.”Sinha was stalled from delivering the Budget speech by the Congress. I, myself, was one of those who had prevented him from delivering the Budget speech by virtue of being a Congress member of Parliament,” said Mukherjee, who was the chief guest at the launch of Sinha’s autobiography ‘Relentless’ at the India International Center here on Monday.

During the launch function, Sinha spoke about the stormy relationship between bureaucrats and politicians.