Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his team ahead of Budget 2018. Photograph:( ANI )
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Budget, BJP government's last one before the general election, in Parliament on Thursday.
Like last year, the government also presented the Railways Budget with the Union Budget. Jaitley started off by asserting that the Modi government “successfully implemented a series of structural reforms” that made India the “fastest growing economy.”
Jaitly focused on agriculture and health without making any changes in tax slabs. The prime minister said the Budget will strengthen the 'New India' vision because it is farmer friendly, common citizen friendly, business environment-friendly and development friendly.
As he spoke about the government's achievements, Twitter got flooded with reactions - voicing their own opinions as they saw the Finance Minister present the report card.
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Here are some reactions to the Budget 2018 -
The same religious hue and cry over #budget2018 has become a tradition. Will be forgotten as soon as a cricket series starts.— Prithvi Vallabh (@Prithvi_Vallabh) February 1, 2018
Just like every other yojna by modi govt,budget too will become laughing stock#Budget2018@TheDesiEdge @DrSaniaMaan @aaccheDin @aartic02 @alamgirizvi @i_theindian @PervezM @KPadmaRani1 @polysmind @iamrijoy @AliSohrab007 @sadhavi @free_thinker @bainjal @jamewils @geetv79 @iScrew pic.twitter.com/BP2fHa7k1K— Aijaz Ahmed (@BeingAijazAhmed) February 1, 2018