Opposition parties slam FM’s ‘lollypop’ budget

Updated: February 28, 2013 22:02 IST

Opposition parties as well as UPA government’s key allies have slammed the finance budget 2013-14, which was presented by finance minister P Chidambaram in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. India unveiled higher-than-expected spending for fiscal 2013-14 on Thursday, aiming to fund it with higher revenues - including new taxes on the rich and large companies - in a budget aimed at reviving growth amid the country's worst slowdown in a decade. Keywords: Opposition, UPA, Finance budget, Lok Sabha, Fiscal deficit, Growth

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