Full text of finance minister Jaitley’s Budget 2016 speech

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 29, 2016 14:23 IST

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley arrives at the Parliament to present the General Budget. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

Arun Jaitley unveiled a budget for the poor on Monday, announcing new rural aid schemes and skimping on a bank bailout, in a strategy shift that seeks to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party in coming state elections.

Jaitley’s spending plan sought to cast Modi as a leader who cares after the premier came under sustained opposition fire for being too close to business and spending too much time hobnobbing with foreign leaders.

Here is the full text of the Union Budget speech 2016-17.

Union Budget 2016-17: Budget Speech

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