Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her third consecutive Budget on February 1. Budget 2021 was presented in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic which pushed the economy into recession for major part of 2020. The FM's Budget speech revolved around the Covid 19 pandemic and boost for sectors affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a look at various expectations stakeholders have from the FM in the upcoming budget.
Forget putting cash in the hands of people, Modi Govt plans to handover India's assets to his crony capitalist friends.#Budget2021— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 1, 2021
This BJP government reminds me of the garage mechanic who told his client, “I couldn’t fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder.” #Budget2021— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 1, 2021
Combination of Pujara & Pant innings - consistency and flamboyance! Steady focus on infra, commercial laws, ease of business with big shots of monetising PSU assets, new divestments, insurance FDI. India won in Australia. Now India shall rise above in new world order!#Budget2021— Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) February 1, 2021
Defence budget: MoD has been allocated ₹4,78,195.62 crore. Excluding pensions, that's ₹3.62 lakh crore, up a negligible 7.4% from last year’s ₹3.37 lakh crore. Weapons/modernisation outlay up 18% from ₹1,13,734 lakh crore last year to ₹1,35,060 crore for 2021-22. #Budget2021pic.twitter.com/VYNkHunaCM— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) February 1, 2021
6 pillars of #Budget2021:— B L Santhosh (@blsanthosh) February 1, 2021
1. Health & Well-Being
2. Physical & Financial Capital and Infra.
3. Inclusive Development for Aspirational India
4. Reinvigorating Human Capital
5. Innovation and R&D
6. Minimum Govt., Maximum Governance #AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget
Summary of #Budget2021— Srinivas B V (@srinivasiyc) February 1, 2021
● Port on Sale
● Airport on Sale
● Railway on Sale
● Banks on Sale
● Warehouse on Sale
● Electricity transmission line on Sale
● Insurance Companies on Sale
● Govt Companies on Sale
Stay tuned for Great India Sale updates live from Parliament.
Watch out for increase in healthcare expenditure and increase in defence expenditure. These are two non-negotiables— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) February 1, 2021
Then watch out for the 10 heads highlighted by the Congress party on 28th January
#Budget2021 must:— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 1, 2021
-Support MSMEs, farmers and workers to generate employment.
-Increase Healthcare expenditure to save lives.
-Increase Defence expenditure to safeguard borders.
Union Finance Minister @nsitharaman calls on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan, before the presentation of Union Budget 2021-22 in the Parliament today#AatmanirbharBharatKaBudget#Budget2021pic.twitter.com/LXEu1USBnp— PIB India (@PIB_India) February 1, 2021
Final stage of Union Budget 2021-22 commences with Halwa Ceremony— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 23, 2021
Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman launches “Union Budget Mobile App” to provide easy and quick access to Union Budget information to all stakeholders
Read More?? https://t.co/J0eQucnwlfpic.twitter.com/a0GfX5fBb2
Union Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman holds Pre-Budget meeting for upcoming Budget 2021-22 with Finance Ministers of all States and Union Territories (with legislature) through video conferencing in New Delhi today. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/wD3xXQcxVx— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 18, 2021
Finance Minister Smt. @nsitharaman will chair the Pre Budget Consultation meeting with Finance Ministers of States & UTs (with legislatures) in connection with the forthcoming Union Budget 2021-22 at 3PM tomorrow through VC.@nsitharamanoffc@Anurag_Office@PIB_India— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) January 17, 2021