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Interim Budget 2019: Will FM Arun Jaitely stick to convention?

Or will he, as is being widely speculated, announce a major scheme on the lines of Telangana's Rythu Bandu in his budget in order to sway the electorate?

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Interim Budget 2019-20  |  Interim Budget  |  Arun Jaitley

Ishan Bakshi  |  New Delhi 

A few weeks from now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the interim budget for 2019-20 in Parliament. Unlike regular budgets, interim budgets, by their very nature, are not meant to be used by the ruling dispensation to announce a slew of schemes/proposals in order to sway the electorate.

The purpose of these budgets, instead, is to ensure that the government of the day has the necessary funds in order to carry out its day to day functioning beyond March 31, till such a time the regular budget is presented by a new government. Past experience But ...

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:17 IST