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Election Manifesto Not Union Budget Was Read Out in Parliament: Mallikarjun Kharge​

Feb 01, 2019 05:33 PM IST India India

In a pre-poll ‘lollipop’ to the middle class, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal proposed to raise the exemption limit on income tax to Rs 5 lakh, but left the implementation to the next government. In a post-budget press conference, Goyal reiterated that changes to the tax structure would be decided by the next government, to be elected in the April-May general elections, and that the budget proposals were made so “the middle class knows what we are planning”. Comment on the Budget Congress leader said that it was an election manifesto that was read out and not a union budget.