Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before presenting the Union Budget in Parliament | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before presenting the Union Budget in Parliament | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
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New Delhi: No guesses what everybody is tweeting about today — the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman’s speech.

The BJP is fulsome in its praise.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh claims (hopes?) the Budget will bring India closer to the $5 trillion economy goal soon.

Smriti Irani, Minister for Women and Child Development, expresses her admiration for the Budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sitharaman, blah blah…

Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is on an alliteration spree in his praise.

The Opposition obviously opposes Sitharaman’s Budget.

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi is much struck by the length of the speech.

Many commented on the length of the Finance Minister’s speech — the longest budget speech so far. Here’s Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tweeting from Parliament.

Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav congratulates Sitharaman on many counts but none of them have anything to do with Budget.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal can only think of Delhi — and he is not happy with the Budget.

CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury, like a good communist, sees the Budget as anti-people.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha has a prediction for India’s economy.

While Randeep Singh Surjewala counts on his finger the ‘jumlabaazi’ in the Budget.

The length and content of Sitharaman’s speech has given Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi hunger pangs…

Journalist M.K. Venu sees only a ‘non-budget’.

Journalist Prosenjit Datta leaves the budget to the security dogs.

Did BJP leader R.K. Singh practise eye exercises to stay awake during the speech?

And finally, away from Delhi and the Budget, actor Shabana Azmi thanks well-wishers after being discharged from the hospital following her car accident last month.

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