Agencies, New Delhi In a first for a Finance Minister, P Chidambaram will respond to citizens’ questions on the Union Budget 2013-14 tomorrow at 2000 hrs by joining the multiparty video conference on Google+ Hangout. This is a powerful communications platform and is accessible across the world for internet users. Google+ Hangout allows upto 10 participating at a point of time. One can later share the hangout on YouTube or live stream it using Hangouts on Air.
The Finance Minister will be joined by a group of esteemed panelists on a Google+ Hangout. It includes among others Mr Jahangir Aziz, Senior Asia Economist and India Chief Economist, JP Morgan, Shri Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra, Shri Amit Singhal, Senior Vice President, Google Inc and Shri Manish Chokhani, MD & CEO, Axis Capital.
The session will be moderated by senior journalist Senthil Chengalvarayan, the Finance Ministry said in a release here. The special budget Google+ Hangout could be watched live through the Google India +Page at google.com/+GoogleIndia or on the InConversation YouTube channel. Before the Hangout, the citizens can submit their questions to the Finance Minister either by uploading a video or commenting on the YouTube channel, or through the Google India +Page and tagging text or a video with the hashtag #asktheFM.