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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

"The budget is visionless, missionless and actionless from the angle of the common people. It is not going to stimulate growth and development of the poor," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.

Finance Minister P. Chidambaram has announced that banks would be allowed to become insurance brokers and insurers.
According to Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, P Chidambaram had "made cosmetic changes in different heads of taxation or different expenditure".
In Budget 2013, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has announced the setting up of "India's first Women's Bank as a public sector bank".