Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented a last pre-poll budget and Twitteratis went crazy supporting, trolling and dismissing the budget.
Some supported this year’s budget and were proudly thumping their chest while tweeting over glorious reforms that this budget have brought:
#Budget2018 provides a big push to growth of Bharat through Agri and Rural economy while continuing the emphasis on Infrastructure, housing for all, etc; ensuring all round growth and maintaining fiscal balance. #NewIndiaBudget
— Gautam Adani (@gautam_adani) February 1, 2018
Sarkar (govt.) alone cannot fix our problems, it can only help create the right conditions for samaaj (civil society), sarkar and bazaar (market players) to co-create context-aware solutions. I am glad to see this year’s budget underlining this approach. https://t.co/LSfW1iz3Nu
— Nandan Nilekani (@NandanNilekani) February 1, 2018
FM Shri @arunjaitley has laid out an excellent budget for the benefit of masses. This is a Pro poor, Pro people budget.
Universal health insurance to cover over 40% of India's population is a step first of its kind in history.#NewIndiaBudget
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) February 1, 2018
The proposed #NationalBambooMission with an allocation of Rs.1290 cr to promote bamboo sector is a significant move to tap the potential of bamboo cultivation. This will not only give new opportunities to small farmers but also reduce import burden of bamboo by-products.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 1, 2018
Have covered many Union Budgets but one area which is never touched upon much is Police Reforms… The day massive Police Reforms are introduced at war footing pace, Law & Order will improve a lot #Budget2018 … Spare a Thought for Cops too !!! pic.twitter.com/odhHabVW1m
— Supriya Bhardwaj (@Supriya23bh) February 1, 2018
— ARITRA DEY (@durontorajdhani) February 1, 2018
Wht a fantastic nutshell #Budget2018 👌👌👌
Modi GOVERNANCE ROCKS 🙌
JAI HIND 🇮🇳
— Samasya MODI JI tak (@MODIJI_helpus) February 1, 2018
— ARITRA DEY (@durontorajdhani) February 1, 2018
Some were against it:
4 years gone; still promising FARMERS a fair price.
4 years gone; FANCY SCHEMES, with NO matching budgets.
4 years gone; no JOBS for our YOUTH.
Thankfully, only 1 more year to go.#Budget2018
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 1, 2018
Before 2014@arunjaitley : Congress MUST Increase the Tax slab from 2lakh to 5lakh
Indians MUST pay their taxes to express their love for India. #Budget2018
— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) February 1, 2018
— News18 (@CNNnews18) February 1, 2018
— History of India (@RealHistoryPic) February 1, 2018
— Prashant P. Umrao (@ippatel) February 1, 2018
BJP supporters be like:
Budget se problem hai?
Income Tax Rate se problem hai?
To phir 2019 main Congress??
“Nah na!! Aese kaise! Vote to sirf Modi ko!”#Budget2018
— Nisha (@niissh) February 1, 2018
— Preeti Sharma Menon (@PreetiSMenon) February 1, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) February 1, 2018
— Yeswanth (@imyeswanth) February 1, 2018
#Feb1नोटंकीWithArnab | Whats your view on the NDA last 🔔Budget 2018?
— Republic (@republic_n) February 1, 2018
Our govt thinks people are fools and don’t know that 6 + 2 = 8
Look at the petrol price change in #Budget2018
Excise duty reduced by: ₹2
Additional cess abolished: ₹6
New road cess: ₹8 / Ltr
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) February 1, 2018
— Aparna (@chhuti_is) February 1, 2018
Benefits for the Poor, Middle class, Farmers and SMEs / MSMEs in 2018-19 union budget summerised 👇 pic.twitter.com/XcOkin5QvU
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) February 1, 2018
"I congratulate FM @arunjaitley for presenting a practical & progressive budget, covering all major economic and social segments of the country. There is a big impetus on agriculture, infrastructure and healthcare" @prashantruia, Chairman, @Essar, shares his views on #Budget2018 pic.twitter.com/NDhxISqDlp
— Essar (@Essar) February 1, 2018
— knight watchman (@watchman_knight) February 1, 2018
— Nikhil C #IFBA2017 (@imbevda) February 1, 2018
— ajeesh (@Ajeeshkumarj2) February 1, 2018
#वित्तमंत्री ने #Budget2018 में सब कुछ लूटा दिया !😂
और हर कोई पूछ रहा है!
भाई कुछ मिला क्या?
पता नहीं किसे क्या मिला!लेकिन सांसदों की सेलेरी दोगुनी हो गई! राष्ट्रपति उपराष्ट्रपति राज्यपालों की सेलरी बढ़ गई!
बाक़ी समस्याओ के लिए समय 2 पर #यात्रायें निकाली जाएँगी!😂
— Yugal_G (@G_yugal) February 1, 2018
— Frank Firoz (@FirozFrank) February 1, 2018
— Scorpion (@utterlybutterly) February 1, 2018
And some trolled it for no reason:
15% tax rebate to people who set Taimur as their mobile wallpaper #Budget2018
— Loud Speaker (@loudstweet) February 1, 2018
Me: Dad, income tax slabs haven’t changed again 😢
Dad: Tujhe kya farak padta hai ? Income Tax use dena hota hai jiski koi income ho..#Budget2018
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) February 1, 2018
Media to Shashi Tharoor: Your reaction to #Budget2018. Tharoor with a constipated look says, 'All Fart, No Shit'. Next day headlines, Tharoor says Budget 2018 is 'Fartnoshit'. Everyone runs to dictionary to find a meaning.
— Savio Rodrigues 🇮🇳 (@PrinceArihan) February 1, 2018
_*गरीबो के लिए फायदे मंद होगा मोदी सरकार का अंतिम पूर्ण बजट*_
_*फांसी लगाने वाली रस्सी और जहर पर से जीएसटी हटा सकती है सरकार….*_
— बाल नरेंद्र (@teaseller420) February 1, 2018
Poem For @narendramodi haters
"Roses are red
Violets are blue
I have 5 fingers
Middle one's for you "
— Mona Benerjee 🐯 (@MonaBenerjee) February 1, 2018
— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) February 1, 2018
So, what do you think of the budget? Will it be hit or a miss?