BJP national president JP Nadda praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for delivering an inclusive, growth-oriented and visionary budget. “I congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ji and her entire team for this inclusive, growth oriented and visionary budget,” said Nadda.
“The first Union Budget of Amritkaal reflects PM Modi’s vision and foresight,” he added. He said that the budget highlights the vision of PM Modi for the welfare of people. “The budget highlights the core vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it brings out schemes for the welfare of our brothers and sisters who are at the bottom of the pyramid and at different levels of the pyramid,” said the BJP President.
He welcomed the increase in income tax rebate limit to Rs 7 lakh from the current Rs 5 lakh per year. He hailed provisions for the digitisation of libraries, Mahila Samman Vikash Patra for women’s empowerment. There is efficient implementation of schemes like Swaach Bharat, free vaccination for all, Ujjwala, Jan Dhan Yojana, PM Awas Yojana, food support and direct benefit transfer to farmers, insurance cover for weaker sections, he added.
Rubbishing attacks by the Opposition, Union Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said that this Budget empowers 140 crore people and is unlike an election budget in which ‘rewris’ are distributed. Goyal said, “There is so much consistency in this budget. Elections budgets are those where ‘rewris’ are distributed. It is a budget which strengthens the country. This budget empowers 140 crore people. This budget is preparing India for a brighter future.”
This budget will touch 140 crore Indians and will impact their lives for a better future and prepare India to enter into Amrit Kaal with great confidence as a country which is working to a plan to make India a nation where everybody grows as the economy grows, said the Union Commerce Minister. “The world believes that India will give a big push to the global economy. Almost every sector has widely acclaimed this budget as a balanced one.
Therefore economists are happy with this budget. They beauty of this budget is that it will lead to inclusive growth,” said Goyal. Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani said, “I would like to extend gratitude to PM Modi. Going by today’s announcements, I believe that in the budget, respect for women has increased.” Expressing gratitude to Sitharaman, she said that the Finance Minister presented a new option for savings, in honour of women.
“Today’s budget reflected how ‘Nari Shakti’ can build an empowered nation. This has been an inclusive budget,” she added. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hoped this year’s Union Budget will enable the country to figure in the ‘Top Three’ economies within a few years. Taking to Twitter, Singh said, “The Union Budget 2023-24 is expected to bring about positive changes in the country that will lead us towards achieving our goal of becoming a $5 trillion economy and ‘Top Three’ economies within a few years.”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter and said that “the Union Budget presented today has a resolution for the prosperity of ‘New India’, a vision of Antyodaya, and the aim of serving 130 crore countrymen.” Besides Yogi Adityanath, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also welcomed the Union Budget and termed it as a revolutionary Budget. “It was a revolutionary budget that will give relief to every section of society. New income-tax rates give relief to individuals. The outlay for PM Awaas Yojana has been enhanced by 66 per cent in this budget, I welcome this,” he said.