Don't look for any big surprise in the budget4 min read . Updated: 17 Jan 2023, 12:53 PM IST
Programme names can be changed or combined, or new schemes with low outlays announced, to create the necessary optics.
Elections and budgets elicit the same amount of media attention, often even public interest. The difference, however, is that while the former take place every five years, the budget is an annual affair and sees repeated debates. Now that the Union budget of 1 February will be the last one before general elections in 2024, discussions are around whether populism will dominate its proceedings.
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