Middle-class also benefited from budget: BJP

ANI | Updated: Feb 03, 2018 17:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 3 (ANI): 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.

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. (ANI)