Editors’ take

Editors’ take

Just tinkering

Mint’s editor R. Sukumar says the budget failed to address any of the structural issues facing the Indian economy and instead increased the prices of many products used by the middle class.

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Only good at first sight

Mint’s managing editor Niranjan Rajadhyaksha says the budget is a disappointment because the reduction in the fiscal deficit has been caused by inflation and the lucrative 3G spectrum auctions.

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No big ideas

Mint’s deputy managing editor Anil Padmanabhan says the budget doesn’t address the core issues of inflation, job creation and governance.

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The gamble

Mint’s deputy managing editor Tamal Bandyopadhyay says that while the finance minister has promised to cut the fiscal deficit, he’s implicitly making a huge bet on growth.

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Marginal impact

Mint Money editor Monika Halan says that while changes in tax slabs in the budget will mean little to most taxpayers.

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Reality sinks in

Mint’s consulting editor Manas Chakravarty says that despite the initial euphoria, about the budget, markets remain skeptical the government can meet its expenditure targets.

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