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Spectacle sans substance

Print edition : March 02, 2018

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley with Minister of State for Finance Shiv Pratap Shukla at a press conference after presenting the Union Budget 2018-19. Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Budget session in the Lok Sabha. Photo: PTI

Union Budget 2018-19 turns out to be an exercise that carries forward the use of hyperbole on which the Narendra Modi regime rests. Two major welfare measures, minimum support price for farmers and health care for the poor, have been announced with fanfare but with no plan to implement them as policy.
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