South Asia and Beyond

Delinking Budget From The Ballot

There are many firsts in this year’s interim Union Budget. The stand-out feature though is that it was sans populism. This, despite the fact that the incumbent BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is battling a three-term anti-incumbency.
The obvious question then is whether the Budget been delinked from the ballot?
To answer this we spoke to Haseeb Drabu, economist and former Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir.

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