Several senior BJP leaders on Monday hailed the Union Budget for its focus on various measures, including capital expenditure, tax exemption for senior citizens and incentives for start-ups among others and asserted that the ‘budget of Atmanirbhar Bharat’ will revive the COVID-hit economy.

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Calling the budget a path for inclusive growth and prosperity for India, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter, “Special attention has been paid to economic reforms, employment generation, capital formation and creating infrastructure in India. Based on 6 pillars of good governance this Budget will usher India into a new era of inclusive growth and prosperity.”

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, thanked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the budget.

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“I thank @nsitharaman, who has approved the completion of 11,000 km of road construction and 8,500 km of new road projects this year,” he tweeted in Hindi.

“Budgeting this year was definitely a complicated task in the Corona epidemic. But under the guidance of @narendramodi, @nsitharaman has presented an all-inclusive budget. This self-reliant India, a $5 trillion economy, will pave the way for the farmers to double their income,” Home Minister Amit Shah wrote on Twitter in Hindi.

BJP general secretary Bhupender Yadav said the budget will provide a major boost to India’s infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare.

Party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has presented a well laid-out plan to get the economy back on track.

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“A forward-looking budget. It will make good on the government’s USD 5 trillion economy promise. Multiple pluses: increased govt spending in major sectors like infrastructure, agriculture and healthcare; safety net expanded for the vulnerable; & opportunities for greater private investments,” he tweeted.

Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain praised the budget’s emphasis on affordable housing for all and said it is sensitive to the needs of diverse sections of society.

“Budget should be seen as an extension of Centre’s Atmanirbhar Bharat & RBI’s economic package of Rs 27 lakh crores. Companies like Apple under Production Linked Incentive of Rs 1,97,000 crores will be able to manufacture mobiles. This will generate employment,” Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told ANI.

Here are some other reactions of BJP leaders:

As per the new fiscal consolidation calendar, India will reach a deficit figure of 4.5% of GDP only by 2025-26.