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Getting attention from the government is a new phenomenon for India’s startup community.

Neglected for several years, young technology companies have been at the centre of business-related reforms announced in India over the last year. And now, the country’s startups hope they find mention in finance minister Arun Jaitley’s budget speech today (Feb. 29).

Quartz asked 16 entrepreneurs what they would want to tell Jaitley ahead of the budget—in 140 characters or less:

Naveen Tewari, founder and CEO, mobile advertising company InMobi

Make the promise of Startup India true: Tax holidays, ease of access and give room for startups to grow without the worry of regulations

Shankar Nath, senior vice-president, mobile payments startup Paytm


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