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Budget 2010

Illustration by Sorit

Illustration by Sorit

Big picture Following the budget at the CII, New Delhi

Jitender Gupta

Illustration by Sorit

Illustration by Sorit

Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu

J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah talking to the media at Parliament House in New Delhi during budget session.

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Congress MP Milind Deora and Samajwadi Party MP Akhilesh Singh at Parliament House in New Delhi during budget session.

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Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav being helped as he stumbles while entering the Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla

BJP leader L K Advani speaks during the Motion of Thanks on President's Address in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram with Agriculture Sharad Pawar at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session. An unrelenting opposition today kept the pressure on the government in the Rajya Sabha on the spiraling prices alleging scam in sugar imports, a charge rejected by Food and Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar.

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Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav at Parliament House in New Delhi during the ongoing budget session.

PTI Photo/Subhav Shukla

Kolkata: Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee interacting with the media as state opposition leader Partho Chatterjee (L) looks on, after the meeting with State Governor M K Narayanan, at Raj Bhawan in Kolkata. Two crucial constituents of the ruling UPA--Trinamool Congress and DMK--today sought to build pressure on the government to roll back the hike in the price of petroleum products saying it would hurt the common man already reeling under food inflation.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee with President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Rajan Bharti Mittal at the 82nd Annual General Meeting of FICCI in New Delhi. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today exuded confidence the economy would soon break the double-digit growth barrier and said the stimulus measures will not be fully withdrawn until a robust recovery is achieved.

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From left, India's opposition BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Janata Dal United Sharad Yadav, Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Lalu Prasad Yadav and Communist Party of India leader Gurdas Das Gupta wave to the media after walking out of the Parliament House to protest against the budget for the fiscal year ending March 2011, in New Delhi.

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Vehicles lined up at a petrol pump after the government announced hike in fuel prices, in Preet Vihar area in New Delhi. Petrol and diesel would cost Rs 2.67 and Rs 2.58 a litre respectively in Delhi alone.

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Onlookers react as they watch the display at the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai. The stock market welcomed the Budget, with the benchmark Sensex putting up a 350 point rally in noon trade. But it closed higher by 175 points on account of profit booking owing to a long weekend.

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CPI(M) activists burn an effigy of the government as they protest against the budget and fuel price hike in Hyderabad.

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A vegetable vendor listening to the budget speech of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on his radio in Moradabad.

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Opposition Members staging a walk out during the budget speech of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee gestures while presenting the annual budget 2010-11 in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee smiles with his team posing for a photo before leaving to the Parliament to present the Annual Budget 2010-2011, in New Delhi.

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Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Annual Budget 2010-2011 in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrives at the Parliament to present the budget in New Delhi.

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