What is the best thing about the Budget?
One, the finance minister seems really serious about bringing black money back. The second is the PM Suraksha Bima Yojana scheme that offers coverage of Rs 2 lakh for a premium of Rs 12.
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And the worst?
The Budget would have a good long-term impact; there is some thinking for powering India as a nation. On the flipside, its become a very corporate Budget. There are a lot of sops for the rich who dont really need it, in my opinion.
If you could make one change, what would it be?
The stimulation for savings has fallen apart badly. If I could make one change in the budget, that would be it.
How will it affect the BJPs popularity?
Im not so sure theyve been fair to the middle-class who supported them so well during the elections. This is more of a pro-rich budget than a pro-middle-class or a pro-poor budget.
I feel this will definitely impact the BJPs popularity.
First Published: Sun, March 01 2015. 00:11 IST