Budget Disappoints – As Usual

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Six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind). –Poem by John Godfrey Saxe

BUDGET REACTIONS ARE an annual ritual. They never fail to excite and be praised by the ruling party. And the opposition is always disappointed.

The reactions, at least by some politicians, are written out in advance

According to a friend, this budget has nothing for Poor people like Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family. The former peon could only become a multimillionnaire and not as they hoped a billionaire, which is the birthright of any Yadav.

This budget has nothing for poor farmers like Robert Vadra who keep borrowing crores (of course interest free) to buy land.

It has nothing for the working middle class like P. Chidhambaram and family.

This budget has nothing for Industrialists like Mallya, who asked ONLY for fair deal and justice.

This budget has nothing for exporters like Hafeez Sayeed, who is sweating to export terror and kill hundred of innocents for the sake of Islam.

This budget has nothing for the senior citizens like HD Deve Gowda, trying very very hard to keep himself awake at meetings.

This budget has nothing for those born-rich, like Sonia Gandhi.

This budget has nothing for honest people like Kejriwal, who is honest about wanting power.

This budget has nothing for hard(ly) working people like Rahul Gandhi who has to work 24/7 to learn new words of abuse.

This budget has nothing for (eternal) students like Kannaiah Kumar who is studying hard to split India further.

Chandrababu Naidu is disappointed that no law is made to make Lokesh the next Chief Minister.

Many godmen lament that Modi has not shut down all schools, college, banks and offices to build Ram temples in every locality of the country.

Overall it is a disappointing budget!

Published by

B. Someswar Rao

60 years of journalism, from the age of 16, and two books later, life has so much more to offer, there is no looking back. Not yet. Unstoppable after 70 is a simple expression of my thoughts, my triumphs, my failures and everything that makes this journey incredible. My books: - A TOWN CALLED PENURY- the changing culture of Indian journalism - JOURNALISM - Ethics, Codes, Laws Working on: - 'THE OUTHOUSE ON THE FIRST FLOOR - Coming of (Old)Age in India'

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