ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI-Shirking Budgetary Imperatives

NEW DELHI Shirking Budgetary Imperatives BM THE government of Rajiv Gandhi is in no great hurry to present the budget for the coming year, 1985-86, which will also be the first year of the Seventh Five-Year Plan. In spite of the stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections, political consolidation would appear to take precedence in its scheme of things. The decision not to observe the convention of presenting the budget on the last day of February when the government had time enough to do so and postpone its presentation till after the Assembly elections in March is revealing of the state of mind of the ruling establishment and the priorities guiding it. It is indeed remarkable that a sense of political insecurity should still continue to haunt it.

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