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Budget 2015 investment friendly, pro-poor: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the Union Budget 2015-16 as not just “investment friendly” but also pro-poor, pro-growth, pro-middle class, pro-youth and paradigm shifting.


Budget 2015 investment friendly, pro-poor: PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the Union Budget 2015-16 as not just “investment friendly” but also pro-poor, pro-growth, pro-middle class, pro-youth and paradigm shifting.

“Budget 2015 will further reignite our growth engine, signalling the dawn of a prosperous future,” PM Modi said.

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Writing on Twitter, the PM said the Budget removes all doubts on tax issues.

“It assures investors that we have a stable, predictable and fair tax system,” the PM stated.

He said the Budget, unveiled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha, “has a distinct focus on farmers, youth, poor, neo-middle class and the Aam Nagrik. It delivers on growth, equity and job creation.”

Underlining that the Budget 2015 has a clear vision and is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and prudent, PM Modi said the same entails housing for all, jobs, health, education and total electrification.

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“The Finance Minister has laid down goals to be achieved by 2022, the year when India celebrates Amrut Mahotsav,” Modi noted.

“I congratulate FM for doing an excellent job in respecting aspirations of the states and at the same time delivering on national priorities. Budget indicates our commitment to ensure that development of eastern and northeastern parts of India gets an impetus and drives future growth,” tweeted Modi.

The PM reiterated his government's commitment to bringing back black money.

“Details of the black money law being introduced demonstrates our firm commitment to bring back every rupee of black money stashed abroad,” he stated.

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He also highlighted the steps his government has taken or is taking to transform the lives of the poor people.

“Success of Jan Dhan Yojana is gladdening. Building on that, key schemes have been announced that will comprehensively transform the lives of the poor. Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram mark a shift from Jan Dhan to Jan Kalyan,” the PM said.

“Atal Innovation Mission and SETU underline our commitment to enable innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups to grow and shine in India,” he noted further.

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