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Budget Afterthought: Big hug to the middle class

Budget 2019 was a chronicle of achievements, a roadmap for the future, envisaging the return of the NDA, garnished with pre-poll populism, and finally, some warmth for the tax payer.

An effective way to detect a Budget’s underlying message is by tracking moments during the Finance Minister’s (FM) speech when the Opposition’s murmur becomes an incessant wail — the day of Budget 2019 was no different.

In the end, the present government’s last Budget before Elections was what many had

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