Union Budget

Neither growth nor justice

Print edition : February 28, 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to present the Budget on February 1. Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur is also in the picture. Photo: REUTERS

New Maruti Suzuki cars parked inside the company factory in Manesar near Gurugram, a file picture. The Budget did not contain any measure to boost the auto sector, which has been undergoing a slowdown for several months. Photo: PTI

Women digging a field in Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu as part of assured work under the MGNREGA scheme, a file picture. The Budget has slashed the allocation for the scheme. Photo: B. VELANKANNI RAJ

The Narendra Modi regime appears to have perfected the art of subterfuge in Budget making, robbing it of its importance as an exercise in economic accountability in a democratic polity.
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