With a travelling camera Mint moved around Connaught Place to ask, “Who is the aam aadmi?” Eight out of 10 people told us they were. While a handful of concerns surfaced, one was a clear winner: TAXES. TAXES. TAXES — a clear preoccupation among the motley crowd at the heart of India’s capital.
While every Budget sees the aam aadmi agenda fixated on taxation, this summer it seems louder than ever. Tax cuts aimed at the wealthy, have become something else, a middle-class burden. With few jobs in the market and small business growth plateauing nearly every section of the audience felt they had too little to take home.
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With inflation coming up as another key concern, the aam aadmi we came across clearly feel that tax provisions have not been adjusted for inflation. The traditional middle class and lower middle class seem to have crept into the provisions for the wealthy.
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