Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that this Budget will boost India’s development in the 21st century.
He said it has taken care of middle class, youth and poor and will get better tomorrow for them. Mr. Modi said the budget for a New India has a roadmap to transform the agriculture sector of the country.
The Prime Minister said through this budget, development work will expedite even more and the tax structure will become simple and infrastructure will be modernized.
Transport and MSME Minister Nitin Gadkari said the promotion of electric vehicles and allied infrastructure is set to transform the economy and logistics sector. He termed it as one of the biggest steps to curb pollution and move towards sustainable development.
Mr. Gadkari said this is the vision that 125 cr people of the country required today.
He said, the country will achieve the target of becoming 3 Trillion Dollar economy this year and the MSME sector will contribute half of it. He said, this budget will prove as the foundation for New India.
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani has said that the honest taxpayer has been given importance in the budget.
Ms. Irani told the media that women will be benefited from the budget announcements. She said the budget reflects Naye Bharat Ki Naye Soch.
Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey has said that budget fulfils promises made to the people during the Lok Sabha elections.
Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said the budget is dedicated for the development of the country and focus has been given to every sector. He hoped that the target of Har Ghar Jal will be achieved soon.
Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi has said that the Budget is only corporate-centric. Talking to media outside Parliament, Mr Gogoi said the budget is not for middle-class people.
FICCI has welcomed the Union Budget saying the target of disinvestment worth 1 lakh five thousand crore rupees is a good initiative. Talking to media, FICCI President Sandip Somany said encouragement of PPP model in Railways is a desirable measure.
In Telangana, the Union Budget presented to Parliament has evoked a good response from various walks of life.
Employees in a private sector company Subramaniam said the tax benefit announced for purchasing Electric Vehicles will be beneficial.
CPI(M) has termed the budget as disappointing.
Talking to reporters outside Parliament, Elamaram Kareem alleged that the Budget is pro-corporate and has nothing for the common man.
Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh also criticized the Budget. He said, it has nothing special for youth, farmers, women and poor as promised by the BJP led NDA.
He alleged that the Budget has put an additional burden on people from all section of the society. TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee said Budget has nothing for middle-class people