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Budget as a Political Statement

Budget as a Political Statement Bhabani Sen Gupta As a political document, the union budget for 1988-89 has two central messages. First, the ruling party is making a determined effort to gain back the electoral support of the middle peasantry. Second, the party will aggressively confront the opposition-ruled states in a bid to wean away from the opposition parties large segments of their supporters for the Lok Sabha elections.

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