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Budget: FM has decided to place her bets on putting up a defendable score

The most striking aspect of this budget is that it addresses a vast array of subjects

Harsh Goenka 

Harsh Goenka

Ever since FM Nirmala Sitharaman took over, there have been a series of measures aimed at kick-starting a sluggish economy that threatened to go into hibernation. The corporate tax rate cut topped the list, while measures like privatisation, export incentives and infrastructure push also gave muscle to the endeavour. The budget takes a few bolder steps forward providing substantial base for the economy to respond with verve.

The most striking aspect of this budget is that it addresses a vast array of subjects. A record-breaking, nearly three hour, speech is testimony to it. A ...

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First Published: Sun, February 02 2020. 17:08 IST
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