Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday described the Union Budget a "visionary budget" and said it will change the scale of India's economy and make the country self-reliant while opposition leaders said it had nothing significant.
"This budget, brought by the Modi government, is a visionary budget, which will prove to be a budget to change the scale of India's economy. This budget will make India self-reliant and lay the foundation of a new India of the 100th year of independence. I congratulate Narendra Modi ji and Nirmala Sitharaman ji for this," Shah tweeted.
Increasing the size of the budget to 39.45 lakh crore indicates that the Indian economy is a rapidly growing economy even in the pandemic days, the Home Minister said.
"Reducing the fiscal deficit target from 6.9 per cent to 6.4 per cent is a huge achievement, I am sure India will be able to bring down fiscal deficit below 4 per cent under the leadership of Narendra Modi," he said in another tweet.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also hailed the Budget presented in the Parliament on Tuesday and said that this budget will promote modern infrastructure in the country.
"The budget presented by the Finance Minister Mrs @nsitharaman under the guidance of @narendramodi is a budget to promote modern infrastructure in the country, which will lay the foundation for a new India and improve the lives of 130 crore Indians. #AtmaNirbharBharatKaBudget," Gadkari tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi slammed the Centre over the Union Budget and said that it does not have anything for the salaried class, middle class, poor, youth, farmers and MSMEs.
"M0di G0vernment's Zer0 Sum Budget! Nothing for--Salaried class--Middle class--The poor and deprived--Youth--Farmers--MSMEs," tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee termed the Budget as 'Pegasus spin Budget' and said that the budget has 'zero' for common people.
"Budget has zero for common people, who are crushed by unemployment & inflation. Govt is lost in big words signifying nothing-a Pegasus spin Budget," she wrote on Twitter.
Banerjee said the Central Government was all about big talks without any significant work
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said there was nothing in the budget to solve the woes of the COVID pandemic not just for Kerala, but for the country as a whole.
"All were expecting strengthening of the local economy in the light of the pandemic blues which has taken a heavy toll, but what has surfaced in the budget is weakening of the entire system as there is nothing in the budget to seriously address it," said Vijayan.