The Modi government is definitely not being able to cosy up with the Aam Aadmi with 41% people believe the Budget will be pro-rich. The opposition need not be ecstatic about it as this number has actually gone down substantially from 50% last year when UPA government presented its Budget.
On the other hand almost 17% people believe the Budget would be pro poor as against 75 a year back. A survey carried out among 1442 people across gender, social and economic strata by NWS-CVoter threw up interesting public perception about the Budget.
69% people thought the price rise over past one year affected them “too much” as against 72% last year, while 21.9% thought it affected them a little bit against 21% last year. 44% people think their tax money is not being utilised well which a drop from 56.6% last year. 42% people think the overall quality of life will improve in the next one year 37% think it will deteriorate. 63% people stood up for the relevance of the Budgeta s they said they have to take individual household decisions keeping the Budget in mind.
However 47% people think inflation will not come down even after the Budget, unlike what Jaitley would like us to believe. But 60% people still believe that “Acche din” will come after the change in the government.