Delivering development democracy
The Budget is down to earth, shunning grandiose ideas or spectacular mega projects. It is more professional in its approach and very practical in its presentation. The FM didn’t hide the challenges before our economy. But then, she also did come across as someone who is determined to find solutions.
Innovation is the key to many of the ideas the Budget has discussed. But these innovative ideas are not kite flying. They have emerged from a certain amount of confidence. Sitharaman was convincing when she explained that the main focus of the Budget is ‘Strong Citizens for a Strong Nation’. Hope, Trust and Aspiration were the three key watchwords of her initial remarks and the shadow of them couldn’t be missed all through the text of her speech.