Photos: HTLS 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, at the 17th edition of Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, was in conversation with R. Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times at the 17th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2019. During the summit, she said, “This 4.5 per cent (GDP numbers) relates to July-Aug-Sept. I don't want to underplay the role of private banks. Nearly Rs 5 lakh crores have been distributed to those who want to take the credit and this has happened in 400 districts of the country. It means money reaching for consumption purposes. The other way is direct benefit transfer.” The theme for this year’s thought conclave is “Conversations for a better tomorrow” and will see political leaders, corporate heads and torchbearers from various fields ideate and debate the issue.

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Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, in conversation with R. Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times during HTLS 2019 in New Delhi on Saturday. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance, in conversation with R. Sukumar, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times during HTLS 2019 in New Delhi on Saturday. (Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

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Nirmala Sitharaman during HTLS 2019 said,” We’re moving towards simplified, harassment-free taxation regime.” (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman during HTLS 2019 said,” We’re moving towards simplified, harassment-free taxation regime.” (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Nirmala Sitharaman during HTLS 2019 said, “Tax rate cut is one among the many things we are thinking. But you will have to wait for the Budget.” (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman during HTLS 2019 said, “Tax rate cut is one among the many things we are thinking. But you will have to wait for the Budget.” (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

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Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance during HTLS 2019 on slowing growth said that her attention is to make sure more is done for greater stimulus. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance during HTLS 2019 on slowing growth said that her attention is to make sure more is done for greater stimulus. (Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 12:30 PM IST

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