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AAP govt presents Rs 60K cr budget with focus on education and health

New Delhi: The AAP government Tuesday presented a Rs 60,000 crore budget for 2019-20 laying emphasis on the education, health and transport sectors and said it is "two times more" than the first budget presented by it in 2014-15.

Presenting his government's last budget in the Delhi Assembly, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the budget is dedicated to soldiers martyred in the recent Pulwama attack.

The Delhi Assembly session began with a standing ovation to the Indian Air Force which carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror camps inside Pakistani territory.

"I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet.

"The budget estimates for 2019-20 are pegged at Rs 60,000 crore which is two times more than the budget presented in 2014-15," Sisodia said.

The budget estimate of Rs 60,000 crore in 2019-20 is 13.21 per cent higher than the budget estimate of Rs 53,000 crore last year. The proposed budget of Rs 60,000 crore in 2019-20 is almost double the total expenditure of Rs 30,940 in 2014-15, the report said.

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