The Union Government did not take care of the interest of common man in this budget. Having lunch at restaurants, TV sets, fridges, air conditioners and air travel became costlier.

The common man will have to bear the brunt of increasing rates of milk, bread and butter. -Indra Pal Goel, Advocate High Court.

The government increased the cost of household items. The cooking gas price was not slashed. The inflation has affected the common man adversely. This budget has no provision to put a check on the hovering price rise. -Jagbir Malik, Advocate High Court

No respite for common man in this budget. But middle class people will get cheaper home loans. -Rajkumar Arora, Advocate High Court

Good budget for small industries. The government is going to set up Venture Capital Fund worth Rs 5000 crore. The effort will boost the domestic industries. -Vaibhav Jain, Advocate High Court

The government has started Rajiv Gandhi Equity Scheme which will increase the retail investment in the share market. Vikram Jain, Additional Advocate, Haryana

JPN/Bureau