New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday hailed the general budget and said “if the budgets were like annual exams for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then I must say he has passed the exams with flying colours”.
Singh said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley “gives the government an opportunity to deepen the economic foundation and widen the infrastructure network of our country”.
The minister said the budget was “pro farmer, pro poor and pro reform”.
“It outlines the priorities of this government and the vision of Modi. Strengthening India’s rural economy and providing income security to the farmers have been given top priority in this year’s budget,” Singh said in a series of tweets.
Earlier on Sunday, Modi in his radio address Mann Ki Baat said: “I, too, have an exam tomorrow (Monday). Hundred and twenty five crore countrymen will take my exam.”
Budget focused on rural development: Modi
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the general budget was “focused on development of agriculture, farmers, women and rural areas”.
“The budget clearly calls for electrifying all villages thus giving an impetus to rural infrastructure,” he said in a televised address.
The budget reflects our commitment to electrify villages by 2018, he added.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday presented the general budget in parliament.