Finance minister Piyush Goyal will on February 1 present Narendra Modi government's sixth and final budget, which will be an interim one, keeping up with established tradition.
The budget will seek Parliament's nod for spending for four months till a new government is sworn-in.
Everyone is hoping against hope, that there might be a miracle pill to get the country back on a solid growth and investment path. Well, this is especially true for India's housing sector which is struggling to bring back home buyers in meaningful numbers.
CNBC-TV18 caught up with Abhishek Lodha MD and CEO of Lodha Group; Getamber Anand, chairman and MD of ATS Group; Anuj Puri, chairman of ANAROCK Property Consultants and Shishir Baijal chairman and managing director of Knight Frank India, to find whether the governments slippery fiscal math allows for any tax bonanzas or big investment push, or will it veer towards populist measures as most interim budgets ahead of elections tend to be.