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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.

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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

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