Jammu: J&K’s Finance minister Abdul Rahim Rather is presenting the 2014-15 budget in the state assembly today. It will be his fourteenth budget presentation ever since he was elected to state assembly with Sheikh M Abdullah as the Chief Minister.
Rather, who represents Chrar-e-Sharief constituency for the sixth term has presented state budgets in 1983, 1984, 987, 1988, 1989, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Besides, he has presented vote on account on two occasions.
Given the 2014 state elections, there is every possibility that there might be emphasis on some sort of populism. Asserting that he has made an endeavour “to present a people friendly budget” within the available resources, Rather has said he and his team had made efforts to make the budget proposals representative to the urges and aspirations of the people and also stake holders.
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