HT poll results: majority think Arun Jaitley's maiden budget is 'very good'
Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden Union Budget on Thursday. HT asked its readers to rate the budget, which is the first official road-map of the Modi-led dispensation for fiscal consolidation and growth strategies.india Updated: Jul 11, 2014 02:37 IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley presented his maiden Union Budget on Thursday.
A lot was expected from the budget since the BJP-led government rode to power on promises of economic development, growth and providing relief to inflation-hit common man.
HT asked its readers to rate the budget, which is the first official road-map of the Modi-led dispensation for fiscal consolidation and growth strategies.
Those who took the poll were asked to rate the budget on a scale of 0-5. 30% of the 19,762 people who were polled till 11:45pm Thursday, evaluated the budget at 4 (very good). 27% of those polled assessed the budget at 5 (excellent), 17% rated it at 3 (good), 8% at 2 (average), 7% rated it 1 (bad) and 0 (very bad). 5% of the voters didn't have an opinion on the budget.
However, Twitter told a different story. Sample these:
Soon smoking would be a status symbol. "Ladka well settled hai aur Smoke bhi karta hai" "Bhai waah! Rishta pakka"— GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) July 10, 2014
Cigarette is expensive. Footwear is cheaper. Now Instead of using your footwear to extinguish your cigarette, use it as an ashtray.— GabbbarSingh (@GabbbarSingh) July 10, 2014
#Budget2014 5 more IITs. 5 more IIMs. In a few years India is going to be flooded with er... best-selling writers.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 10, 2014
200 crore for a statue 150 crore for women's safety. *slow clap*— Zaphod Beeblebrox (@RootKanal) July 10, 2014
Smoking Kills, financially. #Budget2014— Gautam (@gautamverma23) July 10, 2014
Before Election, BJP had claimed of Abolishing Income Tax. Seems they have abolished - their plans #Budget2014— Joy (@Joydas) July 10, 2014
Jaitley put the "Gold" in Gold Flake #Budget2014— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) July 10, 2014