The week in review3 min read 27 Feb 2009, 11:36 PM IST
The week in review
New Delhi: With the elections around the corner, the government this week threw all caution to the winds and opened the floodgates for unbridled spending. Stand-in finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, who stuck to the rule-book in the interim budget, announced a third stimulus package on Tuesday that would cost the exchequer an additional 0.5 % of GDP. Two days later, commerce minister Kamal Nath announced sops for exporters worth Rs325 crore.
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