As she gears up to present her first budget of Modi 2.0 on July 5 , Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his residence . She took over as Finance Minister from senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who opted out from the cabinet due to health issues.
There was no official word on what transpired at the meeting but it comes ahead of the first Budget of the new government on July 5.
Dr Manmohan Singh was the Finance Minister from 1991 to 1996 in the Narasimha Rao government. He was also the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from 1982 to 1985 and the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India from 1985 to 1987.
It is the first time in nearly thirty years that former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is not a member of parliament during the Budget session. His tenure as a Rajya Sabha member ended earlier this month.