As soon as Finance Minister Nirmala Seetharaman started her speech on Budget 2021 at parliament, users of the Internet, as expected started churning out memes and trolls regarding the same. The hashtag “Budget 2021” trended in the micro blogging social media site with the users making jokes after each announcement. Few of them discussed about the Budget as well.
Nirmala Sitharaman who is presenting her third Union Budget in Parliament on Monday, said that the Budget was prepared in circumstances like never before and that the government was fully prepared to back and facilitate a reset of the economy.
Union Budget 2021 announced, take a quick look at what's getting expensive and cheaper… pic.twitter.com/6Kdjm6paba— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) February 1, 2021
Amidst the COVID 19 pandemic, the budget was paperless. Instead, Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman carried a tablet with reports confirming that the device was made in India.
Many people, after hearing the budget felt that it was a budget made for the rich and the government completely forgotten the middle class people which we could evidently see from the memes and trolls. Check out some of the hilarious reactions that were surfaced trolling the Budget 2021 :
Seaport, airport.. யப்பா இந்த பஸ் ஸ்டேண்டையாவது மிச்சம் வைப்பா.. pic.twitter.com/Fcks7Oh9c8— ஆல்தோட்டபூபதி (@thoatta) February 1, 2021
Middle class right now pic.twitter.com/ZQx73LpB8h— Kanupriya (@kanupriiya) February 1, 2021
வா தல வா தல! pic.twitter.com/RFi7iHhOru— Gurubaai 🌻 (@ItsGurubaai) February 1, 2021
இன்னைக்கு இன்னும் நிறைய சேரும் pic.twitter.com/DoIzKH5bpz— இட்லி (@Raittuvidu) February 1, 2021
Budget 2021 Exists— ॐ=M(C2) (@spectreinalight) February 1, 2021
Rich Middle class pic.twitter.com/IdZ2na33k7
கொடூரம்😂😂😂😂😂🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/TGux3r04hJ— மானமும் அறிவும்👨⚕💊💉 (@TenPercentFraud) February 1, 2021
Economist Jeyaranjan now: pic.twitter.com/XLBPwNQz5t— ஆல்தோட்டபூபதி (@thoatta) February 1, 2021
மொத்த கேசயும் கொரானா பேர்ல எழுதுங்கோ— MaranaVilas☠️ (@MaranaVilas) February 1, 2021
~ நிம்மி மாமி pic.twitter.com/NDKiI6SxjU
சம்பவம் pic.twitter.com/cSxlDAYmbN— Savukku_Shankar (@savukku) February 1, 2021
Budget 2021 proposals rest on six pillars, said Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman. These are Health and Well-Being, Physical and Financial capital and infrastructure, Inclusive Development for Aspirational India, Reinvigorating Human Capital, Innovation and R&D, and Minimum Government, and Maximum Governance.
“Only three times has the Budget followed a contraction in the economy This time, unlike before, the situation is due to a global pandemic,” Nirmala Sitharaman said and announced Rs.35,000 crore for COVID 19 vaccine this year. She also added that two more vaccines to fight the virus will arrive.
The Finance minister has set a target of ₹ 16.5 lakh crore as agricultural credit and announced foreign direct investment (FDI) hike in insurance to 74 per cent from 49 per cent with foreign control under safeguards.