New Delhi: With just minutes left for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present Union Budget for 2020-21 in the Parliament, Union minister Anurag Thakur offered prayers at his residence and said the government has attempted to bring the best for the people and the country.

Speaking to reporters, Thakur said, "The Modi government believes in 'sabka sath, sabka vikas (development for all)'. We received suggestions from across the country. The government has made efforts to ensure that this Budget will be good for all, good for the people and the country." 

Before departing for the finance ministry, Thakur was seen offering prayers to the deity Hanuman, seated on a small carpet his garden.

Earlier, the office of the minister of state for finance tweeted an image of a rare book amongst the oldest books in the Budget Press library- a compilation of Budget speeches of Union finance ministers comprising two volumes.

"On the eve of #Budget2020, we're sharing..amongst the oldest books in the #Budget Press Library; it narrates India's economic transition since 1947. The Budget Speech is perhaps the most guarded of all speeches, undergoing multiple drafts till it's made public!" the office of Anurag Thakur tweeted.

FM Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Budget of the second term of the Narendra Modi government today.

This will also be the second budget for Sitharaman, who became the second woman finance minister after Indira Gandhi to do so in the history of independent India.

Sitharaman will present the full-year Budget for the year ending March 2021.