Budget 2021 Updates: Nirmala Sitharaman claims govt delivered on healthcare, infra; 'let down like never before,' says Chidambaram
Budget 2021: Taking a swipe at the BJP government for what he dubbed a deceptive budget, former finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram said that the government has failed on 9 out of 10 most important pointers on economy.
The matter was discussed in the Business Advisory Committee of the Lok Sabha, in which leaders of various parties unanimously agreed to end part one of the session on 13 February
During the virtual meeting, Opposition parties are likely to demand a debate on the farmers' agitation underway at various border points of Delhi
Union Budget 2021 should focus on putting economy back on track, not on arresting fiscal deficit, says India Ratings
The fiscal deficit falling to 6.2 percent will be achievable if nominal growth comes in around 14 percent and real growth at 9.5 to 10 percent, said India Ratings chief economist Devendra Pant
Centre will present 'dressed-up' revised estimates for 2020-21 in upcoming Union budget, claims Congress
The Opposition party demanded a large fiscal stimulus to the economy, asserting that such a step alone will put money in the hands of people and stimulate demand
The ostensible reasons for shifting the budget date to January next year are two-fold. One, since it takes till mid-May for the budget to pass, effectively two months of the financial year (April-March) elapse, giving the budget only 10 months to work its wonders. Shifting the budget to January means the whole budget will be done and dusted before the financial year begins.