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AAP’s first Punjab budget is disappointing. It lacks a concrete roadmap to address fiscal deficit

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Punjab AAP government’s first budget is disappointing, with outstanding debts estimated to rise by 8.4 percent to Rs 2.85 lakh crore. Finance minister Harpal Cheema’s promise of addressing fiscal deficit sounds hollow in the absence of a concrete roadmap. Blaming previous governments is convenient. It must abandon politics of freebies.

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