new Delhi. Senior BJP leader and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday praised the General Budget 2021-2022 in view of ‘Self-reliant India’ and said that it will strengthen the country’s economy. He said, “People did not expect that this type of budget would be presented because even before this, five mini budgets have been presented in a way. This is a great budget, it is less praised. The budget has increased. “
On the other hand, Chirag Paswan of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) described the budget as balanced and said that not only India but the whole world is affected by Corona, despite that every category has been taken care of in the budget. There cannot be a balanced budget during this epidemic.
Several other leaders of the ruling BJP appreciated the general budget, welcoming some other announcements including capital expenditure, tax exemption for senior citizens (above 75 years) and incentives for start-ups. BJP General Secretary Bhupendra Yadav said that this budget will give a lot of strength in India’s infrastructure, agriculture and health sector. Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain praised the budget, saying it emphasizes home for all. He said that this budget is sensitive according to the needs of different sections of the society.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has laid out a roadmap to bring the economy back on track. He tweeted, “Looking at the future, the budget has been prepared. This is in the direction of the government’s promise of a five thousand billion US dollar economy. There are many other good things which include increasing the government’s expenditure in areas like infrastructure, agriculture and health. The scope of protection of the underprivileged has been increased and private investment opportunities have also been increased. ”
Sitharaman read the budget feed from tablet
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, leaving the leak, read the General Budget from a tablet instead of paper documents. Sitharaman was in the second line of the ruling party presenting the budget of 2021-22. This time the budget is not printed on paper. The budget document is to be made available in digital format to the general public including all MPs.
Three MPs lodged protest while presenting the budget
While the Finance Minister was presenting the budget, Harsimrat Kaur Badal of the Shiromani Akali Dal, Bhagwant Mann of the Aam Aadmi Party and Hanuman Beniwal of the National Democratic Party lodged protests over three recent agricultural laws. They held placards in which they wrote slogans demanding withdrawal of all three laws from the central government. All the three MPs who were protesting were standing in the corridor of the House.