Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Union Budget 2018 as a positive one and said that through Budget 2018 allocations, the BJP-led NDA government has focused on farmers and the middle class. Lashing out at Congress, PM Modi said the Rahul Gandhi-led grand old party has been spreading misinformation about the nitty-gritties of the Budget and exhorted party MPs to communicate the positives of the budget to the common people, reports said. He was addressing party leaders at the BJP’s Parliamentary Party meeting.
Meanwhile, BJP president Amit Shah also minced no words to flay Congress and vehemently criticised the protest by Congress MPs during PM Modi’s speech in Parliament and likened it to Rahul Gandhi’s “undemocratic” style of politics, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the meeting. Shah also questioned Rahul Gandhi’s attacks on the central government over the Rafael issue. Shah said that all the relevant points regarding the Rafael deal were discussed and we will convey more about it. However, Shah also wondered whether discussing every component of the deal was in national interest. On Thursday, Finance minister Arun Jaitley had said the Congress was compromising on national security by making an issue out of the Rafael deal.
PM Modi also tore into the Congress during his 90-minute speech in Lok Sabha on February 7. He was replying to the Motion of Thanks to the Presidents Address in the Lower House Notably, Union Budget was presented on February 1.