CM Mamata Banerjee renewed her demand for a waiver of interest on West Bengal`s huge debt burden, saying that her government had not asked for anything in the railway and general budgets.
Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma expressed disappointment with the general budget saying there was no investment strategy to promote trade and commerce with other countries in the North East region.
"Did we take away onions, potatoes and tomatoes and store them in a bank," Congress said as it took a dig at Arun Jaitley over his remarks blaming the previous UPA regime for rising prices.
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has agreed to an integrated package to usher in holistic development in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, an official release said here Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s expected visit to Japan next month has been deferred till after the Budget session of Parliament ends in early August.
Even before P Chidambaram had walked into the Lok Sabha, the Finance Ministry had given clear indications that tax slabs will not be changed and that there was likely to be only minor tinkering with excise duties.
Union Minister Jairam Ramesh described as "trend-setter" the Union Budget which proposes an increase of Rs 8000 crore in the total allocation for rural development.
The Opposition and the Government on Friday took swipes at each other over absence of ministers and members in the Lok Sabha during the debate on Budget.
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