Budget inspired by five years of BJP rule: Piyush Goyal

TIL Desk/Business/Mumbai/ Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal has said that the recent Interim Budget 2019 was inspired by ideas gathered from the past years of BJP rule. Higlighting various benefits given to the people across all sectors in the economy, he told a gathering of prominent corporate leaders that it reflected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desire to be “a completely honest budget”.

Elaborating on various aspects, Goyal said every consumer will get an electric connection by March 2019, 98 per cent homes already have toilets, compared to barely one-third of all households, or only 12 crore of 25 crore families having a gas connection, when the NDA government took office in 2014.

Justifying the Rs 6,000 crore direct income allocation for farmers, the Finance Minister said it was only proper that the 14.50 crore small-marginal farmers get support under the Pradhan Mantri Sanman Nidhi Yojana, from a portion of the taxes, adding that the first instalment of these allocations would be disbursed this year itself.

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