Middle class will progress: PM Modi

Minutes after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation and said that the middle class will progress with this budget.

He also ensured that the development work will expedite even more and the tax structure will simplify and infrastructure will modernise. He is hopeful that the development work will expedite even more and the tax structure will simplify and infrastructure will modernise.

‘The budget for a New India has a roadmap to transform the agriculture sector of the country, this budget is one of hope,’ Modi added. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

“The budget for a New India has a roadmap to transform the agriculture sector of the country, this budget is one of hope,” Modi added.

Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a Budget for New India which lays foundation of inclusive and progressive nation, whose rise is powered by hard work of 130 crore Indians. Budget gives wings to India’s farmers, youth, women and poor to fulfil dreams.”

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha said, “Nothing new, repetition of old promises. They are talking about new India but the budget is old wine in a new bottle. There are no plans for employment generation, no new initiatives.”

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said by bringing in socio-economic transformation, it is a futuristic budget.“It will be successful in taking India to USD 5 trillion economy. It has taken care of all the sections of society, be it poor, backward or rich people,” Singh added.

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways said, “In the making of New India, Finance Minister has given utmost priority to infrastructure. The budget of our dept in 2018-19 was Rs 78,626 crore, now it is over Rs 83,000 crore.”

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