3 min read.Updated: 28 Feb 2015, 07:15 PM ISTLivemint
Finance minister deserves credit for presenting one of the best budgets since at least February 2007
Second acts often surprise. The landmark budget presented in 1997 by P. Chidambaram had come after a modest attempt the year before. The same can be said of the second Yashwant Sinha budget in the year 2000. Both had an impact far more than the tax reductions that people remember them for today; they gave new direction to the economy.