Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma argued that while the government is making tall claims about employment generation, the President’s address did not have data or figures on the jobs created between 2014 to 2018.
With the Lok Sabha elections due soon, the President’s speech offered an overview of the government’s policies but made no fresh promises. However, Kovind did say that the government was attempting to find “permanent solutions” to the problems faced by farmers.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government prepares to present its last spending plan on February 1 before the General Election, here's how India's interim budget works and a look at how the last three interim budgets panned out.
The Budget is scheduled to be presented on July 10 while the sops were coming to an end on June 30. The development puts an end to the uncertainty that was expected after the expiration of the deadline.
Budget 2019: Indian Express Rural Affairs Editor Harish Damodaran and Consulting Editor Shaji Vikraman take a deep dive and explain fine prints of the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha today.
Saloni Roy, Senior Director, Deloitte India (Indirect Tax) says that she hopes that India won't raise customs duties in the Vote on Account on February 1 since it would mean taking a more protectionist stance.