Union minister Nirmala Sitharaman is the first full-time female finance minister, who presented the Union budget 2019. A finance minister traditionally carries a briefcase on budget day. 

But, Nirmala Sitharaman carried a red coloured ledger that contained the all-important budget documents. The ledger also had the national emblem with the Ashoka Chakra on it. 

Nirmala Sitharaman shunned the briefcase tradition and posed outside the colonial era building made of rose pink and pale yellow sandstone in New Delhi. Here is a meme created by MyNation on finance ministers' transformation through the years.