This is not an Interim Budget; this is not even an Internment Budget; Sir, this is an internment budget -- for burial. And the only good thing about it is that it is the last Budget of this government, and I am very sorry that this is being given by
'...both the economy and governmental finances,' charges the BJP. ' The Aam Admi has suffered like never before on account of unbridled price-rise of essential commodities which even today continue to rise in double digits, loss of livelihood, econom
'Not an eye-for-an-eye, not a
tooth-for-a-tooth. That is completely wrong. For an eye, both eyes! For a tooth,
the whole jaw! Unless India has that determination and that clarity, we will
continue to bleed like this all the time.'
Extracts from the Disinvestment Minister's Cariappa Memorial Lecture 2002, delivered in New Delhi on 26 October, arguing that a "country that has ''atomic weapons'' but can't manage its finances will only be ''squeezed into submission''