With General Elections around the corner, there are expectations that Interim Budget 2019 may be a populist one. Popular demands from the common man are: - Hiking of basic exemption limit for personal income tax from Rs 2,50,000 to Rs 3,00,000 - Increase in Section 80C deduction limit to Rs 2,00,000 from the current Rs 1,50,000 - Hike in exemption limit to Rs 3,50,000 lakh from Rs 3,00,000 lakh currently for senior citizens - Deduction for interest paid on housing loan for self-occupied properties to be raised from Rs 2,00,000 lakh to Rs 2,50,000 lakh.