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PM Modi seen appeasing voters, putting reforms aside in pre-election budget

Updated : January 28, 2019 11:03 AM IST

Stung by opposition parties victories in three state polls last month, and needing to call a national election by May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing discontent over depressed farm incomes and doubts over whether his policies are creating enough jobs.
The electoral compulsions mean that major economic reforms, such as tax cuts for bigger companies and plans to bring down the budget deficit, could be put on hold at least until after the election, the sources said.
PM Modi seen appeasing voters, putting reforms aside in pre-election budget
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