Arun Jaitley's Last Big Budget Before 2019 Polls, Eye On Taxes

PUBLISHED ON: February 1, 2018 | Duration: 0 min, 54 sec

   
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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018 at 11 am today, the last full-year Budget before the 2019 general elections. Before that elections are due in eight states this year and the budget is expected to focus on farmers, the rural poor and small businesses. To keep investors' confidence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government will need to be seen containing the fiscal deficit, while also increasing spending in key areas of a slowing economy.
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