You are here: Home » Budget » My Budget » News
Business Standard

My Budget: Vir Das

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

What is the best thing about the
One of the most positive things is the encouraging reforms for start-ups and the fall in the corporate tax. Start-ups in India are largely dependent on private investments. These reforms will give a boost to young brains and help them overcome the initial teething problems and spur entrepreneurship.


Read our full coverage on Union Budget

And the worst?
We were hoping for a reduction in the service tax; the increase is very disheartening. This will further burden the already-burdened industry.

If you could make one change in the Budget, it would be?
I would definitely reduce or, given a chance, completely eliminate the service tax.

How will it impact BJP's popularity?
This is a very purposeful government with a clear vision and great dedication. It seems to be a directional and I would like to see how the government takes it ahead.

Vir Das
Stand-up comedian, actor

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Sun, March 01 2015. 00:08 IST