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Union Budget 2018: Kamal Haasan says govt was ‘indifferent’ towards middle class

Actor Kamal Haasan, who recently joined politics, said the Centre seems to have been ‘indifferent’ to the middle classes in the Union budget 2018.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2018 15:18 IST
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Actor Kamal Haasan said it was soothing that the Centre turned its attention towards farmers and rural areas.(IANS)

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan, who has announced his foray into politics, said on Friday the union budget showed that the Centre’s attention has “slightly” turned towards farmers and rural areas.

This was a ‘bit soothing,’ he said.

However, the Centre seems to have been ‘indifferent’ to the middle classes, he said in his response to the budget presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

“As far I understand, their (Centre’s) attention has slightly turned towards farmers and rural areas. This is a bit soothing,” he told reporters when they sought his response to the budgetary announcements made by Jaitley.

“As far as the middle class is concerned, they seem to have been indifferent,” to the latter, he added.

However, it was a matter of ‘joy’ that the Centre’s attention has ‘slightly’ turned towards farmers and rural areas, Haasan added.

First Published: Feb 02, 2018 15:16 IST