FM Not Yield­ing to Pres­sures

The Economic Times - - The Edit Page -

In fram­ing the Bud­get, the FM has shown com­mend­able re­straint. He has not yielded to the pres­sure to tinker with the fis­cal deficit to fund in­fra­struc­ture and boost con­sumer de­mand. He has also de­sisted the temp­ta­tion to in­cor­po­rate pop­ulist mea­sures to in­flu­ence vot­ers. He has at­tempted to raise funds by cur­tail­ing rev­enue ex­pen­di­ture and en­hanc­ing rev­enue through higher tax col­lec­tions and di­vest­ment. How­ever, the out­lays for schemes which will help farm­ers, dal­its, youth and poor have been en­hanced. The trick lies in the BJP ar­tic­u­lat­ing these mea­sures prop­erly ahead of the UP polls.

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