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Budget 2019: How much will tax on rich add to govt's coffers, asks Congress

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech, as the Opposition pointed out, did not directly refer either to the agrarian distress or jobs crisis

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Nirmala Sitharaman | Union Budget | Union Budget 2019

Archis Mohan 

As they trooped out of the Lok Sabha after the end of a nearly two-hour long Budget speech, several Congress MPs said the Budget had nothing for the middle class and jobless youth.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs, intrigued at the proposed increase in tax on the super-rich since they said most are supporters of their party, hailed the Budget as pro-poor. Over the past five years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tried to turn on its head the conventional rhetoric of Indian politics – of the Congress representing the voice of the poor, and the BJP that of the middle ...

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First Published: Sat, July 06 2019. 00:48 IST
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