Union Budget 2019: Anand Mahindra Goes On Analogy Spree, Praises Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget As A 'steady Singles' Rather Than 'boundaries'

Union Budget 2019

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2019 for the second term of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Here's what Anand Mahindra thinks about Budget 2019.

Written By Chetna Kapoor | Mumbai | Updated On:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday presented the Union Budget 2019-20 which had major announcements across various sectors. And to comment on the same, business tycoon Anand Mahindra took to his Twitter to share his analysis in 6 tweets.

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To begin with, the Government has suggested modifications to the Electric Vehicles (EVs) Goods Services Tax (GST) Council. In a bid to make the cars affordable, the government has proposed lowering the GST rate on EVs from the present 12% to 5%. Furthermore, customers will receive an extra tax deduction of 1.5 lakh on the interest paid on the loans made for purchase of electric vehicles.

Anand Mahindra began by saying that he was hoping that Nirmala Sitharaman would 'hit some boundaries' but she chose to take 'steady singles to keep the run rate moving'. Later, Mahindra went on to write that the budget was an 'accumulation of seemingly unspectacular moves'.

The Chairman of Mahindra Group later commented on how the 'measures for the financial sector' are indeed 'big moves' and could also help 'lubricate the engines of the economy'. He also mentioned that the introduction of inheritance tax couldn't been more unnerving and concluded by saying that 'increased income taxes spooked the markets' and finally, 'the elephant analogy was most apt.

Here are the tweets -

For those unaware, "I, therefore, propose to enhance surcharge on individuals having taxable income from Rs 2 crore to Rs 5 crore and Rs 5 crore and above so that effective tax rates for these two categories will increase by around 3 % and 7 % (percentage points) respectively,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Lok Sabha in her 129-minute speech.

Hours ahead of the presentation of the Union Budget 2019 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday, business tycoon Anand Mahindra took to Twitter and extended best wishes to her on the big day. 

In his tweet, the Chairman of Mahindra Group also regarded Nirmala Sitharaman as an inspiration for all the 'Nanhi Kali' girls in the country. Anand Mahindra further added that he hopes the Finance Minister to hit boundaries in the Parliament 'stadium' in the morning. 

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