On Monday, the Union Finance Minister of India presented the Union Budget 2021 in the Parliament. The Finance Minister gave a 1 hour 49 minutes long speech attempting to propose many measures to inflate the flagging economy of the country. Soon after the Finance Minister announced the Budget, the opposition started calling it a ‘Dhokha’ for the middle class.
— Aniket Das (@leftist_Aniket) February 2, 2021
Soon Netizens started tweeting about Budget 2021 and named it a ‘Budget for the Riches.’ People started questioning the government for not providing any relief to the common men. Users also tweeted that the government is ready to sell all the assets of the country for its benefit.
— Ahmad Sadat (@AhmadSadat707) February 2, 2021
Some users also claimed that the Budget does not provide required aid to the low paid, the working class, the farmers, and the migrants of the country. Moreover, no schemes or plans are mentioned in the Budget for the people who lost their jobs due to the pandemic and the industrial units which were forced to be shut down permanently due to the lockdown.
— Sandhaya Shukla (@ShuklaSandhaya) February 2, 2021
People also mentioned that soon all the PSUs will be sold by the Indian Government in the name of the development of the country. The Budget also contains a reduction in the education outlay and inadequate allocation for defense in the country.
— Muralidhar Naik(ମୁରଲୀ) (@MuralidharNaik9) February 2, 2021
Subsequently, people started asking ‘Achhe Din Kab Aayenge’, as the public does not seem to be in the favour of the proposed Budget because of certain provisions. The Budget indicates an emphasis on the healthcare sector, learning lessons from last year. However, taxpayers are commenting that Nirmala Sitharaman could have done better as a Finance Minister by focusing on the low paid and working class of the country.
— Priya Yadav (@PriyaYa37034415) February 2, 2021
With so many questions and unfavorable comments, it seems hard for the Modi Government to boost the economy of our country this year. Well, it remains to be seen what challenges will the Union Budget 2021 bring for the country.