After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018 on Thursday, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu, joined Republic TV’s Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami to discuss the budget.
Speaking to Republic TV, Suresh Prabhu said, “As far as the government expenditure is considered, in the last few years, money is not a constraint at all. If we continue to spend the money as is necessary, we can always make an allocation as necessary. What is important is that, it is not the size of the money we are looking at, it is the direction in which you we are going.”
In his last budget before general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley unveiled a slew of measures for agriculture as well as the rural sector and announced a new health insurance scheme for the poor, but provided little relief to the middle class.