Nirmala Sitaraman might hail from Madurai in Tamil Nadu but she was married to Telugu Brahmin Parakala Prabhakar. Telugu People expected priority for AP at least when Nirmala Sitaraman was serving as the Finance Minister. Much to their shock, No such partiality was shown towards Telugus in Today's budget presentation.
Political Observers say, Nirmala Sitaraman was allotted prominent portfolios by Narendra Modi because she is known to be his loyalist and works according to his directions. That is what reflected in the Union Budget 2019 as well. Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget as per the vision of Modi and it didn't seem like she have the freedom to act independently. Ultimately, Andhrites has to pay the price because AP wasn't receiving due importance inspite of losing so much during bifurcation.