Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the Budget 2017-18, which appeared to have a rural push. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has hailed it as a futuristic budget.
In an exclusive interview, Minister of state for finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal, spoke to News Nation after the presentation of budget in Parliament.
Here are the excerpts from the interview:
#The budget is in favour of common people, it is beneficial for everyone
#There was no pressure of demonetisation on budget
#People supported demonetisation decision because it was taken to curb black money
#I heard people saying in South India, "demonetisation is short term pain, but long term gain"
#The economy is improving due to demonetisation
#Skill development results in increased opportunity for employment
#Govt has done away with popular announcements in Railway Budget
#Government's aim is to improve railway facilities and infrastructure
#The use of information technology in Aadhar card has saved the government Rs 36,000 crore
#Government aims to provide homes to all by 2022