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Budget’s Blind Eye

Bhaskar Chakravorti reacts to the Indian government's budget proposal via Indian Express.

I must say I didn’t expect the cow to make it to the Budget. But it did.

Other than that twist in the plot, the rest of the interim budget speech from an interim minister that was, mercifully, not interminable, was wholly unsurprising. After all, who can blame the government? There is an election ahead and this fact was hard to miss. The urban middle class? Check. Farmers? Check. Workers, most of whom are in the unorganised sector? Check. You get the picture.

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