Thomas Isaac sets record with longest budget speech

Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister Dr Thomas Isaac has created a record by making the longest budget speech in the assembly here on Friday.

He took 3.18 hours for the final budget presentation of the LDF government by breaking the record of 2.58 hr-long budget speech of KM Mani on March 13, 2015.

Thomas Isaac detailed the welfare projects of the LDF government during the 5 years and explained about the financial issues in his speech.He also quoted many poems during the speech from the beginning.

Interestingly, he selected the poems of school children for this year’s budget speech.

MLA Ummer pointed out that as per the assembly rules, the session should commence at 9 am and the House must disperse by 12.30 pm  on Friday. Asianet Online