Government to go ahead with Union budget, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday morning he will go live with the Union budget for 2017-18 at 11 a.m.

“Watch me live presenting the Union Budget 2017 at 11 am, February 1, 2017,” Jaitley tweeted.

There was speculation that the Union Budget may be postponed after the death of sitting MP from Kerala E. Ahamed on Tuesday night at Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

Ahamed, President of Indian Union of Muslim League and former Union Minister suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday during President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to a joint session of parliament in the central hall on Tuesday.