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Budget in due time: Mukherjee

delhi Updated: May 23, 2009 19:46 IST

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday expressed the hope that government would be able to present the budget in due time to avoid uncertainties.

However, he parried questions whether the government would go for a vote-on-account now.

"Indian economy is resilient, strong and we shall have to build up and come back to the growth track as early as possible. We will be able to, I hope, present the budget in due time so that uncertainties can be avoided and time of spending can be renewed," he told reporters shortly after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh retained him in the finance ministry.

After being given the charge of finance ministry earlier this year, Mukherjee had presented the vote-on-account in view of the elections.

To a question whether the government would present a vote-on-account now, he said he would not answer these questions now. "Don't create problems for me and the people".