Budget questions? Ask Chidambaram on Google Hangout today

By : |March 4, 2013 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: Post-Budget, are there some questions lingering in your minds? Here’s your chance to pose them directly at finance minister P Chidambaram and get answers.

Chidamabram will answer public questions- from industry-specific tax reforms to overall economic progress of the country- on Google Hangout at 8 pm on February 4 (Monday).

“This is a powerful communications platform and is accessible across the world for internet users,” the finance ministry said in a release.


Users can submit their questions by uploading a video, by commenting on the YouTube channel or through the Google India Page and tagging text or a video with the hashtag #askthefm.

Chidambaram will be joined by a select group of panelists such as Jahangir Aziz, India chief economist, JP Morgan; Anand Mahindra, CMD, Mahindra & Mahindra and Amit Singhal, senior vice-president, Google Inc.

“During the conversation, selected participants will ask the Minister questions – but we’d also like to hear from you before the Hangout,” said a Google representative in the blog post.

“One of the mainstays of India’s political calendar is the annual Union Budget that is presented every February. This year – in a first for the Government of India – the Finance Minister will take to Google+ to respond to citizens’ questions about the Budget, and discuss the state of the Indian economy with a panel of industry leaders as well as citizens,” announced a Google blog post last week.

So, keep your questions ready and get answers straight from the finance minister. And, don’t forget to let us know about your experience.