Union Budget 2018: Reactions
Union Budget is anti-poor and pro-capitalists. What happened to Modi's promise of 'achchey din' he had made before the Lok Sabha polls in 2014?
- BSP leader Mayawati.
Union Budget gives new wings to aspirations of the poor, farmers and the middle class, The New India Budget will truly empower all sections of the society to attain prosperity.
– tweeted Amit Shah
It is indeed a budget for a progressive and positive India. This budget envisions a paradigm shift in economic priorities and it will help in bridging the gap between the rural and urban areas of our country. It is a historic budget for a new India.
– Home Minister Rajnath Singh
I had expected some financial assistance to important infrastructure projects for the nation national capital. Am disappointed that the Centre continues its step-motherly treatment to Delhi. Disappointing Budget2018. Not a single extra rupee increased in Delhi’s share in Central taxes since 2001-02, stays at Rs 325 Cr. No other part of India gets such treatment.
– Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
This is a budget for the election. Hence, the focus has been shifted from industries to farmers, healthcare and education.
-Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant
The provision of Rs 40,000 crore for enhancing the transportation in Mumbai with the expansion of suburban railway system and new airports was a big boost to the infrastructure sector and the economy. The decision to increase farmers’ income is historic.
– Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
One good thing in Budget2018 is the health insurance scheme to cover 500 million Indians. But the budget figures show no serious allocation for it, &the Fasal Bima Yojana has already proved a boon for insurance companies more than the insured. Will it prove another jumla?
– tweeted Shashi Tharoor.