Reader response: Chidambaram is walking the talk

A reader responds to our article about India's budget.

On Monday, we described India’s budget as “not good” and accused finance minister P Chidambaram of playing to the political gallery.

Not everyone agreed with our assessment. The article prompted one reader in India to share his own perspective on the challenges Chidambaram is facing, from noisy political opponents to wholesale tax avoidance.

While his conclusion is not radically different from our own, he makes some interesting points along the way and we decided to reproduce the full response here

I think the understanding of India is slightly misplaced in this article. We have de-regularised fuel subsidies. This itself has caused a huge uproar...

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