Union Budget 2017 was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today and his budgetary proposals have elicited a number of reactions on Twitter. The twitterati have reacted in various ways from good, bad to ugly as they learned exactly how their wallets would be impacted. The Budget was presented today by FM Jaitley after a few hours of uncertainty over the demise of IUML MP E Ahamed, but the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), as well as Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, decided that no postponement would be ordered.
Expectations were that there would be a populist budget that would cater to the taxpayers’ expectations as well as ensure ease of doing business improves plus the indirect tax burden be reduced. How well these expectations were met, or whether the government took a hard stance to ensure the Indian economy is not burdened further in the wake of the global slowdown as well as the demonetisation impact has become clear.
Arun Jaitley started his speech by saying, “The Govt is now seen as a trusted custodian of public money, I express gratitude to people for their strong support. Our Govt was elected amidst huge expectations of people, the underlying theme of expectations being good governance. The focus will be on energizing our youth, to reap benefits of growth & employment. We have moved from a discretionary administration to a policy-based administration.” Check out here the reactions to Arun Jaitley’s proposals:
Rahul Shrivastava @Iamshrirahul
#DeMonetisation leads us to lower #GDP growth and that is why this #Budget2017 is an average budget.
Didn’t do much mess with various taxes.
Paras Lehana ???????? @paras_lehana
When Arun Jaitley presents #Budget2017, Sickulars be like, “Yaar kuch toh galat dhundho isme”.
#Budget2017 Is Worst Budget Ever. No Entertainment Tax Levied On Speech Of Rahul Gandhi & @ArvindKejriwal
Too Disappointed! #ArunJaitley
Umar Chraloo @UmarSagar
The much hyped ballon got bursted so badly that from every possible end,it clearly looks anti poor pro rich ..Achay Din wah #Budget2017
Bilal Ahmed @BilalAhmedNgp
Only shameless pro BJP media houses could praise Jaitley for such an impracticable #Budget2017
saket baranawal @saketkumar0
Pro people and Pro country budget..
xavier prabhu @xavierprabhu
No great surprises in #Budget2017!
Although one of the few good moves include the decision to cut taxes for SMEs below 50 crores.
Naveen Kumar @Naveen94944
I am completely against congress.But after #UnionBudget2017 i request #NarendraModi 2send #ArunJaitley 2 learn frm #ManmohanSingh & others.
Manipadma Jena @ManipadmaJena
A budget that’s refreshingly largely a-political. But GDP expected to zoom to 11%, what’s d basis for such optimism?#Budget2017
Pradeep Kumar @KrPradeep
Appreciate the exemption of 25% for MSME. #Budget2017
Raghuvendra Mirdha @MirdhaOne
Not a word on any new large/medium #irrigation project … all this buzz on infrastructure development sounds hollow !!
Mr. Perfect. @ItsAamirSid
Bugdet 2017 is a flop show, wake up India !!! #Budget2017 #Budget2017withSBI #ArunJaitley
#Budget2017 one minute silence for those politicians who are speechless & not getting any remark to defame #ArunJaitley well balanced budget
Kinshuk Banerjee @kinshukbanerjee
#ArunJaitley Sir although I appreciate the budget on its entirety but can we have tax deduction for Alimony since that is loss of income.
विक्रमादित्य सिंह @nawab_lucknow
#ArunJaitley #Petrol k daam aadhi raat se laagu ho jaate hai & jub ServiceCharge hatana h thn uske liye 1 April tak wait
# IRCTC #Budget2017
The most Positive effect of #DeMonetisation – Some of the unprofessional citizens have came to that the FM Of India is #ArunJaitley
Reborn Tweep 2017 @srisrioddeven
Sorry Mr #ArunJaitley I have only one thing to say about this #Budget2017
Vinod Sinha @VinodSinha6
#ArunJaitley Sir your budget is hopeless for honest salaried people.Pl give poison to us so that we may RIP.
Soham Prasad @Sohamprasad1
Very bold political funding reforms, truly govt has waged a war on black money and corruption #UnionBudget2017 #BudgetForBetterIndia
Shehzad PoonawallaVerified account @Shehzad_Ind
Na #Kaabil #Budget2017 by #ArunJaitley Will make no one #Raees Devil is in the details…
V Ramesh @V71Ramesh
FM is fooling the urban middle class with a net reduction of Rs. 410 a month in IT. Media is going gaga over this. #Budget2017 @arunjaitley
Kalpana Chowdhary @kalpanadivith
#BudgetForBetterIndia : Very Progressive and welcome #Budget2017 #ArunJaitley
ⒽⓄⒶⓍⒺⒹ ⒷⒺⒾⓃⒼⓈ @HoaxedBeings
#Budget2017 Out of a billion Indians, Only 3.7crore declare Income tax?? That’s absolute bollux
I’m sure there’s more who declare
MODI_fied Patriot @135_ravi
Another Surgical Strikes by Modi Govt on Political Parties… By limiting the donations to 2000 rs….
Manjeet Kalia @Manjitkalia
Thanks #ArunJaitley #NarendraModi for Budget2K17
Priyank Rana @PriyankRana11
Der shud b dffrnt budget #Budget2017 4 central armed police force #ArunJaitley Cisf, Bsf, Crpf for bettermnt of our reputed force @PMOIndia
Subtle Truth @CJetha
#Budget2017 is surely making everyone happy except for the political parties, and for people with income above 50L.
Udayan Ray @udayanray
#Budget2017 very interesting real estate holding period change
Shree Mishra @Shree_Mishra
Talk of transparency
Political parties funding: Max. of ₹2k/donor via cheque/digital payment.
Intrstng move to curb corruption.
Perfect step for small tax payer..first tax slab will be reduced to 5 ℅ from 10℅ #Budget2017 #budget#2017#taxslab#taxpayer save up to 25k rs
RJ Amar @apnaamar
IT at 5%, I am feeling rich already even though I am not employed at fixed income ???? #Budget2017 thanx #ArunJaitley
Paresh K @Bunny_spy
Good Bold Move to bring transparency in political funding #Budget2017 #ArunJaitley ????????????????
Nalini Dutta @NaliniDutta
Another Amazing step: Personal Tax reduced from 2.5lakh slab to 5lakh to 5% instead of 10% #ArunJaitley #Budget2017 #BudgetWithNDTV ????
Chetan Anand @imchetananand
bold moves in budget towards transparency in political funding…
Thank you #ArunJaitley
Budget looks great so far. #Budget2017 #ArunJaitley
Sumitra Deb Roy @SumitraRoyTOI
Aadhaar card for senior citizens with health details: #ArunJaitley #Budget2017. Wonder what purpose it will serve ????
Muni shankar @iammunishankar
all railways toilets will be fitted by bio toilets. thanks to @arunjaitley @sureshpprabhu #Budget2017 #ArunJaitley @gaurav007gautam
Atul KhatriVerified account @one_by_two
The awkward moment when the underprivileged & farmers can’t see the #UnionBudget2017 live because there is no electricity in their village
Madhur Nigam @madhur8594
Has #KapilSibal helped #ArunJaitley with this poetic overflow before announcing the #Budget2017? Find such things so tacky and unwanted
aadesh Shukla @aadeshShukla10
#Budget2017 My approach in preparing the #Budget is to spend more on rural areas, infrastructure & poverty alleviation with fiscal prudence
Just ahead of the presentation of the Budget, here is what was on most people’s mind!
— Ajay Kumar (@ajha786) February 1, 2017
Vikram Chandra Verified account @vikramchandra
Government seems clear that the Budget will go ahead but the opposition will protest that decision. #Budget
Punit Goenka Verified account @punitgoenka
It is no doubt a special moment for @narendramodi gov. It will be the 1st time, #Budget will be presented on 1st Feb,merged with #RailBudget
Rahul Puri Verified account @rahulpuri
Yes, the #Budget should go ahead as scheduled. Condolences first but then move on. #Parliament