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Words like crisis, growth dominated Budget speech

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 21:22

New Delhi: Words like `crisis`, `slowdown` and `challenges` grew in count in the budget speech of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday, from the last year level, but
so did the expressions like `growth` and `opportunities`.

Presenting the Union Budget for 2012-13 in Parliament
today, Mukherjee mentioned `crisis` eight times on Friday, as
against five times last year, while `slowdown` found a place
thrice, up from twice in budget speech for 2011-12.

At the same time, `growth` was mentioned 25 times, as
against 21 times last year, while Mukherjee also talked about
`opportunity` on five occasions, up from four last year.

Mukherjee mentioned `challenges` in his today`s budget
speech five times, up from four last year, while the count of
words like `problem` and `uncertainties` remained static at
three and two respectively.

Presenting the budget in the wake of a gloomy economic
scenario, Mukherjee began his speech by saying that it was a
"year of recovery interrupted" for Indian economy.

At the end of the speech also, he said that it was
"challenging year" for the Indian economy, but expressed hope
that his budget proposals would "help in shaping the headlines
that describe India a decade from now".


First Published: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 21:22
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