Budget 2018: It’s all about politics, politics, politics

Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament on Thursday. Photo: PTI

Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018 in Parliament on Thursday. Photo: PTI

NEW DELHI:

In the end, politics defined the economics of the Union Budget 2018.

It was undoubtedly a ‘Big Spend’ budget of Rs24.42 trillion with unambiguous political contours and yet contained sufficient flourishes that continue to nudge India towards a market economy and a rules-based regime—walking the fine line between populism and development, as it were, to address popular aspirations.

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