Budget 2018: 'Jaitley looted us', middle class reacts

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Feb 01, 2018, 11:46 AM(IST)

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Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tabled the Budget for 2018 on Thursday.

The budget 2018-19 focussed primarily on the rural and agricultural economy and promised a brighter future for the healthcare sector

No change has been proposed in personal Income tax slab rates.

Also, Jaitley decided to keep the tax rates of most of the products unchanged. However, the government has decided to rationalise customs duty for several products, a move that will impact the final price of many products. 

This year's budget is likely to make electronic items like laptops, mobile phones and television sets expensive.

Even though the middle class is not shelling money out of their wallets in terms of tax but they will now be entitled to pay higher prices for common items. 

Also read: As expected, Budget 2018 friendly to farmers, big on health; stocks fall

The common man took to Twitter to voice their angst over how Jaitley "looted" the middle class. 

Here are some of them: 

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While some also questioned Modi as a leader with a sight to make changes in the 2019 elections. 

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