Election on mind: Amid OPS push, bid to keep govt staff happy

Unimpressed Oppn says Budget has nothing for poor, unemployed

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth Budget on Wednesday, February 1.

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
In a year when India would see nine state elections, followed by the general election in May next year, the 2023-24 Budget had something for all. However, the Opposition asserted that the Budget let down low-income and underprivileged families and did not take into account future challenges, including a slowdown in world trade, a global recession in 2023-24, and a deterioration in the security situation after the Russia-Ukraine war, which could affect the Indian economy fundamentally.

Senior citizens and those who are about to retire have reaped a rich harvest in the Budget. Following the electoral setback to the BJP in Himachal Pradesh, to which a big contributor was discontent with the new Pension Scheme, government servants and middle-class employees

First Published: Feb 01 2023 | 9:12 PM IST

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