Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2016-17 in Parliament on Monday. Jaitley laid out the 9 pillars of the budget namely agriculture & farmer welfare, rural sector, social sector, skill developement, infrastructure, financial services reforms, tax reforms, fiscal discipline.
Jaitley unveiled a pro-poor budget in a bid to to shun the anti-poor, pro-businessmen image that the government suffered, with the opposition on numerous occasions putting the centre on the mat on this issue.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Budget 2016.
For the first hour he spoke, Arun Jaitley sounded like a socialist politician; for the remaining 40 minutes, he was a lawyer-accountant— ParanjoyGuhaThakurta (@paranjoygt) February 29, 2016
“Milds kitne ki hai?”— Akshar (@AksharPathak) February 29, 2016
Tax up on tobacco, but not beedis. Because poor people’s lungs are different? #Budget2016— Nicholas Dawes (@NicDawes) February 29, 2016
#budget2016 Jaitley’s budget is growth, investment and jobs oriented. The sting may come on his fiscal targets unless revenue overestimated— R Jagannathan (@TheJaggi) February 29, 2016
Excellent budget for the Aadhaar-card holding non-smoker who lost his degree certificate and plans to launch a loss-making startup this year— St_Hill (@St_Hill) February 29, 2016
Even if it didn’t need more evidence, today’s yo-yo reaffirms a known fact, that stock markets and operators are really dumb #Budget2016— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) February 29, 2016
Aadhaar bill will be introduced in this session of Parliament. Finally. Much needed. Need privacy law to be passed alongside. #Budget2016— sukumar ranganathan (@mint_ed) February 29, 2016
Highest ever allocation to MNREGA! How life changes from Oppn to govt! #ModiBudgetTest— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) February 29, 2016
So our ruling dispensation is extreme rightwing religious-nationalist politically and 1970s socialist-populist on economics. Kya baat hai— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 29, 2016
Biz TV channels are really low energy. Struggling to say good things. Poor chaps— Mihir Sharma (@mihirssharma) February 29, 2016
Tax proposals based on 9 pillars;small tax payer,make in India, pensioned society,affordable housing,reducing litigation, simplification— Shereen Bhan (@ShereenBhan) February 29, 2016
Krishi kalyan cess!!!! I mean seriously!!!! Anymore cess and tax we have to pay to fund the remaining 80% of the country!!!! #Budget2016— Yudhajit Dutta (@YudhajitDutta) February 29, 2016
Distressing to see people on Twitter who’re probably the top 2% in terms of purchasing power whine so much about paying tax. Th cess is fine— Abhinandan Sekhri (@AbhinandanSekhr) February 29, 2016
Right wing govt doling out money for welfare and Left parties asking how is the gov gonna make money.— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) February 29, 2016
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