Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today presented the state’s first e-budget. The Rs 69,000 crore budget has been dubbed as “Deshbhakti (patriotism) budget by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party.
The AAP government, according to Mr Sisodia, who also holds the finance portfolio, will kick off celebrations for India’s 75th Independence Day from March 12 across the national capital and will hold 75 special events.
He also announced an allocation of Rs 45 crore to install high masts to hoist the national flag at 500 places in the city. An amount of Rs 10 crore will be allocated for programmes on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s life during the 75-week “Deshbhakti” celebrations, the Deputy Chief Minister said.