Yashwant Sinha has a record of introducing the maximum number of amendments to the Finance Bill after presenting the budget, which had earned the BJP leader the title of "rollback finance minister".
Key Objectives: Expand job opportunities; give special impetus to social sector development; control over inflation; raise the rate of domestic savings to achieve higher national investment; raise the productivity.
In photo: Bombay Stock Exchange (U) and a market in Mumbai with foreign brands (D)
Yashwant Sinha's budget became famous for its "rollback", he had to rollback the proposed urea price hike by 50% a day after his budget speech in Parliament. A few weeks later, he was forced to settle for a 4% special countervailing duty on imports, instead of the proposed 8%. Further, he dropped the 8% excise on namkeen and mithais.
In photo: People standing with currency in their hands