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See PICS | Nirmala Sitharaman takes ride in Mumbai local; clicks selfies with passengers

Written by  Shgun S -- February 25th 2024 09:13 AM
See PICS | Nirmala Sitharaman takes ride in Mumbai local; clicks selfies with passengers

See PICS | Nirmala Sitharaman takes ride in Mumbai local; clicks selfies with passengers

PTC News Desk: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was spotted interacting with train passengers as she took a ride in Mumbai local on Saturday.

On her train ride from Kalyan to Ghatkopar, the Union Minister also took selfies with commuters travelling in the train. She was received by BJP MP Manoj Kotak at the Ghatkopar Railway Station.


"Sitharaman interacted with commuters during her journey back from Kalyan to Ghatkopar in a Mumbai Local train. The Union Finance Minister was received by Manoj Kotak, MP (LS), upon her arrival at the Ghatkopar Railway Station," the office of the finance minister stated.

Meanwhile, Nirmala Sitharaman emphasised on Saturday the government's commitment to the principle of "innovate from India to innovate for India," stating that it has served as the guiding philosophy in their approach.

The Finance Minister stated that the growing India benefits from the contributions made by skilled Indian youth in various sectors to the country's development.

"Innovate from India to innovate for India is the principle with which our government has worked, so innovation gets all the support," Sitharaman went on to say.

The Finance Minister emphasised the government's unwavering support for innovation, citing a recent budget announcement in which Rs 1 lakh crore was set aside for a special purpose vehicle to fund R&D activities.

"In my latest budget, the vote on the account budget, I had announced that there will be a corpus of Rs 1 lakh crore given for the corpus for a special purpose vehicle which will be created by the government, which will be funding innovations and research and development activities," she said.

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