Published On: Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018

Middle-class also benefited from budget: BJP

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said the Union Budget also benefited the middle-class, contrary to the grievances raised by the latter.

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav

BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav

Addressing the grievance, Madhav told ANI, “Budget needs to be looked into in a comprehensive way. Our government has implemented seventh pay commission which has benefited the salaried class and especially the so-called middle class in a very big way so we are committed to the welfare of all sections of the society.”

The Union Budget 2018 presented on February 1 was touted as a farmer-friendly budget that included various policies toward progress of farmers as well as the backward sections of the society.

In addition, the budget also came as a relief to the entrepreneurs as the government proposed to cut the corporate income tax rate to 25 percent for companies with a turnover of up to Rs. 250 crore.

However, the budget did not meet the expectations of the middle-class.


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