New Delhi, Feb 1: BJP leaders and Union Ministers, including Ram Vilas Paswan, on Friday welcomed the Budget in Parliament saying that the proposals would give significant relief to the people and said the announcements have laid the foundation for BJP to win more than 400 seats in the ensuing general elections.
'Now, it is absolutely clear we will win more than 400 seats,' said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha. Another Union Minister and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan also said the Budget has laid down the foundation for a certain NDA victory and 'the new government will be certainly headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi'.
Mr Paswan, whose party has entered into an alliance with JD (U) and BJP in Bihar, also predicted 400 plus win for the NDA. 'Sometime back soldiers undertook surgical strike at the border that was with bullets, now we are ready for the war with ballot' he said.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who has gone abroad for his treatment, said the Budget was unquestionably pro-growth, fiscally prudent, pro-farmer, and pro-poor and strengthens the purchasing power of the Indian Middle Class.
'The Budget expands spending while pragmatically sticking to fiscal prudence,' while complimenting Finance Minister Piyush Goyal for delivering an excellent Budget. BJP chief Amit Shah said the middle class has been "more than adequately safe guarded" in this year's Budget.
"These are big decisions by the Modi government for middle class and in fact the government has done more than my expectations," Shah told reporters here. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it was a historic budget, and all the sections of the society will benefit from it. (UNI)