The economist focussed on largely two aspects of the Indian economy – the macro fiscal position and the policy pathways adopted by the government.
Yamini Aiyar is the president and chief executive of the Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research.
The FM may not have heeded the markets but no budget in recent memory had become such a favourite of the stock market.
Sitharaman said the government's Aatmanirbhar packages totalling Rs 27.1 lakh crore to deal with the COVID pandemic, accelerated the pace of structural reforms.
The Ethics Committee Report found fault with the Comptroller and Auditor General office for inserting eight paragraphs without consulting with the government.
Congress legislator V D Satheesan, who moved the adjournment motion in the Assembly on Wednesday, challenged the finance minister's claims inside the House.
Sitharman also announced a Rs 12,000 crore interest-free 50-year loan to states for spending on capital projects in a bid to boost economy.
These 13 states include Bihar, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand and Meghalaya.
Government will introduce competition, transparency and private sector participation in coal sector.
Sitharaman also announced Rs 20,000 crore for fishermen for integrated, sustainable, inclusive development of marine and inland fisheries.