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This Budget comes at a time when all of us decided to give impetus to the economy & that impetus, we thought, would be qualitatively spent & give necessary demand push if we choose to spend big on infrastructure

Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister

This was one of rare Budget speeches that elicited so many positive reactions from experts within 1-1.5 years. Budget contains vision of self-reliance as well as inclusiveness

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

FM Sitharaman's Budget will make India a $5-trillion economy, ensure Atmanirbhar Bharat and will lead to doubling of farmers' income

Amit Shah, Home Minister

In a time of unprecedented economic stress, the Govt's responsibility was to spend enough to revive the economy or else face enormous human suffering. So I had one expectation from this budget: that we should be very liberal in terms of the targeted fiscal deficit. Box ticked

Anand Mahindra, chairman, Mahindra Group

Forget putting cash in the hands of people, Modi Govt plans to handover India's assets to his crony capitalist friends

Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader

This Budget will benefit a few big companies. This Budget will lead to inflationary pressures and add to problems of the people

Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister, Delhi

I thank Prime Minister & Finance Minister for presenting development-oriented budget amid COVID 19 pandemic. Budget 2021 has provisions for various strata of society, be it farmers, youth, women or poor. What the budget offers in terms of infrastructure is also commendable

Yogi Adityanath, chief minister, Uttar Pradesh

Scrapping these vehicles will reduce population of old and defective vehicles, 25-30% reduction in vehicular air pollutants and improve road safety. Under the scrapping policy, 51 lakhs light motor vehicles that are more than 20 years old will be scrapped. This will boost automobile industry

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister, Road Transport and Highways