Union Budget 2019: Here's What Arun Jaitley Had To Say About His Successor Nirmala Sitharaman's Maiden Budget

Union Budget 2019

Responding to the Budget 2019, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to Twitter and congratulated PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for a budget that he said 'serves the larger interest of all sectors of the economy'.

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Updated On:

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman delivered her maiden Budget in the Parliament on Friday. Responding to the Budget 2019, former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took to Twitter and congratulated PM Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for a budget that he said 'serves the larger interest of all sectors of the economy'.

In his tweet, former FM Arun Jaitley also said that the Budget 2019-20 provides a policy document for boosting the growth of the economy and serve the larger interest of the people. 

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Adding to remarks made by the former Finance Minister, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari also took to Twitter and extended congratulatory messages for PM Modi and Nirmala Sitharaman. 

In a series of tweet, Nitin Gadkari said that 'from rural to urban development, infrastructure to startups, and from education to industry, this budget will prove as the foundation for New India'. 

 

In another tweet, Gadkari said that the country will achieve the target of becoming 3 Trillion Dollar economy this year as proposed by the Union Finance Minister in the Budget 2019. He further added that "MSME sector will contribute half of it.

On Friday, in her maiden budget Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a slew of initiatives and measures to embark upon the growth in the economy which will include investment of Rs 100 lakh crore towards infrastructure in the next 5 years, that will lead to the transformation of India into a $5 trillion economy.

A ten-point vision plan was voiced to allow for this, including:

  • Building a social, physical infrastructure 
  • Digital India reaching every corner of the economy 
  • Pollution-free India with green Earth and blue skies
  • Make In India with emphasis on MSME
  • Startups for defence manufacturing, Automobiles, Electronics, Batteries and Medical devices
  • Water and water management to build a blue economy
  • Space programs - Gaganyaan, Chandrayaan and satellite programs
  • Self-sufficiency and export of foodgrains, pulses, seeds, fruits and vegetables
  • Health Society- Ayushmaan Bharat, well-nourished women and children, Safety of citizens
  • Minimum government, maximum governance

READ | PM Narendra Modi Hails Union Budget 2019, Says 'This Is A Budget Of Hope And Trust' And Sets Sight On Making India A $5 Trillion Economy

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