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

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April 7, 1973 102 crores, an increase of 16 per cent over the previous year. Besides, the year would end with a deficit of Rs 44.18 crores on revenue account. No fresh taxes have been proposed. The Finance Minister is pinning his faith on the Finance Commission to solve the problems of the state. And upto a point, the Finance Minister was prepared to agree with the opposition that the rising prices, growing unemployment and widening inequalities were the result of the wrong policies of the Central government. But his approach to the Centre to get the policies changed is similar to that of the moderates during the British days. Those who watched the performance of the Finance Minister could not fail to appreciate the Governor's sense of humour or cynicism (depending on how one looks at it) when he finished his address with a prayer to God to bless the state.

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