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Noting that there is “nothing concrete” to back the notion that presentation of the annual budget can sway the minds of people during the State Assembly polls, the Supreme Court dismissed a petition seeking the postponement of the Central budget till the Assembly elections in five States.

Claim made under petition
The plea contended that policies like giving homes to the economically-deprived in States introduced in the annual budget influence people to vote in a particular fashion.
The schemes like these in the budget to control the minds of the citizens. These schemes declared during election time are against the Model Code of Conduct.