The first Budget after the Goods & Services Tax was implemented is being awaited with bated breath by the common man. As every year, there are lots of expectations from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this year too, as it will also be the last full budget that the Modi government will present before the 2018 General Elections.
Will it be a populist Budget? Will it provide relief to the salaried class, the housewife, the industrialist, the farmer, the student? Or will it be a reformist Budget that could hurt the common man’s wallet now but will promise a better and more affluent future?
What is it that the nation wants from the finance minister? Here’s what the common man expects from the finance minister in the Budget for 2018-19:
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