Who said what on Interim Budget 2019

Who said what on Interim Budget 2019

Arun Jaitley. PTI file photo

A compilation of reactions of political leaders and industrialists on Union Budget presented on Friday.

Rahul Gandhi
Congress president

Dear NoMo, 5 years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs. 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for.

Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Interim Budgets are also an opportunity for the Government of the day to introspect their performance of the last five years and place its facts before the people. The Budget is unquestionably Pro-Growth, Fiscally prudent, Pro-Farmer, Pro-Poor and strengthens the purchasing power of the Indian Middle Class.

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Suresh Prabhu
Minister of Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation 

Indeed a budget for the people, of the people! Focusing on the 3 main components of our glorious nation - people, progress & prosperity. This budget will move us towards #NewIndia by 2022. We shall celebrate 75 yrs of our Independence with our heads held high!

P Chidambaram
Rajya Sabha MP and former finance minister

Thank you Interim FM for copying the Congress' declaration that the poor have the first right to the resources of the country. It was not a Vote on Account. It was an Account for Votes.

Harsh Goenka
RPG Enterprises Chairman

BJP - pro-poor, pro-farmers with pathbreaking reforms benefiting entire society Opposition - anti-poor, populist, meant for the rich. Lacks imagination and sincerity. How will the jobs come? CII/ FICCI/ Businessmen- Will give a boost to the economy. Full of 'josh'.

Anand Mahindra
Mahindra Group Chairman

I was bracing for a populist, profligate budget driven by ‘election panic.’ I’m just grateful that the reliefs to the key middle class & farmer segments were delivered in a measured way without risking bankruptcy of the economy. This was a controlled, pump-priming exercise...

Smriti Irani
Textiles Minister

I congratulate PM @narendramodi ji & FM @PiyushGoyal ji for giving the Nation a holistic budget benefiting farmers, poor & middle class and giving thrust to Digital India, Infrastructure & Defence. #BudgetForNewIndia

Dharmendra Pradhan
Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship

Compliments to Sh. @PiyushGoyal & Sh @arunjaitley for a pro-poor, pro-farmer,pro-middle class & a pro-development budget.#BudgetForNewIndia gives unprecedented attention to the aspirations of a #NewIndia & further strengthens #ModiGovt's resolve to bridge the urban-rural divide.

Nitin Gadkari
Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation

Heartiest congratulations to PM Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley and Piyush Goyal. This budget is for the welfare of every section of the society as per our mission of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'. By increasing taxable income to Rs 5 Lakh, the household income of middle class will further improve. FM has also targeted to rejuvenate all the leading rivers of India within next 10 years. We are confident to complete it within the given timeline.