Mr. Yashwant Sinha has this old habit of criticizing every budget announced by any party other than the one where he himself gets to be a part of. Also, he has the old habit of overdoing it.
He calls this year’s budget a populist one. Now everyone does so, and I wouldn’t have been wasting a post of mine laughing on Mr. Sinha had he shut up after saying just this. The funny thing is the way he adds this: ‘populism never wins elections’. LOL! The moment I read this remark, I couldn’t resist laughing my ass out. Look who is talking about trying to use populism to win elections? Wasn’t it NDA, of which he was a part of, who tried the ‘India Shining’ strategy that later got badly fucked up and paved way for Congress? What a hypocritical remark, Mr. Sinha! Declaring an ‘aam-aadmi’ friendly budget is any day a better way to impress junta than a vague marketing campaign like ‘India Shining’ because in this case at least the revenue loss that would follow as a result of tax cuts would go to the public, and not to marketing-strategists.