The Opposition slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley soon after he presented the Union Budget 2017 on Wednesday. 

Many ministers were also not happy with the government’s decision of going ahead with presentation of the budget despite the death of former minister and MP E Ahamed this morning.

Here’s what leaders of the opposition had to say about it:

Slamming the Budget, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it lacked a clear vision 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee described the Union Budget for 2017-18 as “baseless” and “actionless”.

RJD President Lalu Prasad denounced the Union Budget as “bereft of any substance” and questioned the merging of Railway Budget with the General Budget. 

Senior Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav on Wednesday criticised the Union Budget presented in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, saying it was “anti-poor and anti-farmer”.

CPI(M)  party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury termed the budget as “contractionary” and said it would neither help in expanding domestic demand nor increase employment but burden the people as the government aims at “substantially” hiking indirect taxes to raise resources. 

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar termed the Union budget a “big disappointment” with no road map for Bihar’s development.