Reactions to Budget 2011

February 28, 2011

Reuters gets you reactions to Budget 2011.

Ramanan Sangam, professional, New Delhi.

ANKIT JAIN, 28, finance professional
“The pension age is going to be a very good thing for people in that bracket. But it affects a very small population of the country. It’s more of a populist measure.”

A Bueria, former diplomat, New Delhi.

Subhash Ranjan Chakraborty, retired professor, Kolkata

K S Bala, businessman, Punjab

ROMA FIDELIS, lawyer from Ahmedabad, on ‘tax exemption limit’ and ‘new senior citizens category’
“It is going to benefit everyone especially professionals like us. Even for senior citizens, this would really benefit them. My father is reaching that age soon so it would be good he can make some investments.”

MOHIT OBEROI, businessman on ‘new senior citizen category’
“Who has seen 80 years of age these days? I think it’s just segregating and creating more confusion;” (on ‘tax exemption limits’): “We were expecting around two lakhs. That is what the market speculation was, just raised about 20,000 which is hardly anything.”

(Reporting and videos by Atish Patel and Urvashi Sibal)

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