Tag Archives: Budget 2019

“Electoral Gimmick”: Yashwant Sinha on BJP’s Last Interim Budget

Former Finance Minister and BJP Leader Yashwant Sinha talked to BloombergQuint about the interim budget presented by the BJP-led government on Friday, 1 February. Sinha talked about many aspects relating to the budget – has BJP ticked all the right boxes, political implications, if this budget is more like a pre-poll promise and how it […]

Budget 2019: People Will Vote For Anybody But BJP, Says Former Minister Yashwant Sinha

Announcing forward-looking schemes and a vision plan extending to 2030 in the interim budget is constitutionally improper, according to former finance minister Yashwant Sinha. The former Bharatiya Janata Party leader told BloombergQuint that the schemes announced in the interim budget targeting farmers and unorganised workers would be difficult to implement and would yield little benefit […]

A government whose term is ending, has no business announcing policies: Yashwant Sinha

“I am very happy that more and more people are talking about some kind of universal basic income or income support scheme for farmers”, Yashwant Sinha, Former Finance Minister, tells Supriya Shrinate of ET Now. Sinha also says none of the data released by government has any credibility and that demonetisation and GST played havoc […]

Unconstitutional for Govt to Present Full Budget: Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha Monday said it would be “entirely improper and unconstitutional” if the Modi government presents a full budget ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, as he asked it to stick to the convention of outgoing dispensations presenting an interim budget. A strong critic of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government, Sinha […]

Explained: What’s the difference between a full Budget and an interim Budget?

Budget 2019: At the end of its term, a government usually presents a vote on account rather than a full Budget. What is the difference? A look at what interim Budgets have covered over the years, or left for the next government. On February 1, the government is set to present its last Budget ahead […]