Budget 2019: Even though he rejected rumours that the upcoming interim budget could be fiscally expansionary, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hinted that it may include include some big-ticket announcements that \u2018can\u2019t wait\u2019. The government is making efforts to move on the path of fiscal prudence unless \u201can unusual situation arises\u201d, he also said in his address to a gathering of industry leaders in Mumbai through video conference from New York on Thursday. Here are 5 things that Arun Jaitley said: 1) Larger national interest to dictate budget Arun Jaitley said that the larger interest of the country dictates what would be the part of the interim budget. Also read: Share Market Live: Sensex erases gains, Nifty near 10,850; Sun Pharma shares plunge 12% 2) Markets understand government\u2019s approach Against the backdrop of fall in food prices and challenges in front of the farm sector, the government may take some steps, Jaitley hinted. The stock markets understand that the approach of the government is logical and not a populist one, he added. 3) Need 8% growth The existing rate of growth at 7-7.5% needs to be lifted above 8% through more reforms in areas like agriculture and infrastructure, he noted indicating government\u2019s likely focus in the budget. 4)Fiscal prudence rewards \u201cFiscal prudence (and) consolidation is always rewarded and we have stuck to fiscal prudence. In exceptional situations like last year when we received GST collections for (only) 11 months, we had deviated a bit to 3.5% from target of 3.2%,\u201d the minister added. 5)Rates can be lowered Arun Jaitley didn\u2019t directly sought a rate cut by the Monetary Policy Committee but said that the India\u2019s real interest rates must not remain among the highest globally.