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When Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2018

With an eye on elections, Narendra Modi government announced massive spending for rural areas and projected economic growth above 8% in the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2018, 16:36 PM IST

With an eye on elections, Narendra Modi government announced massive spending for rural areas and projected economic growth above 8% in the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday.

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Security personnel guard and sniffer dogs check bundles containing copies of Union Budget 2018-19.

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Arun Jaitley holds his briefcase as he arrives in Parliament to present the budget.

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Arun Jaitley holds his briefcase as he arrives in Parliament to present the budget.

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Arun Jaitley's wife Sangeeta Jaitley arrives to attend the Union Budget.

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Arun Jaitley presents the Union Budget in Parliament.

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Arun Jaitley presents the Union Budget in Parliament.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh listen to the Budget speech.

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UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Veteran SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah and others attend the Union Budget. 

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People watch the broadcast of Budget 2018-19 at a TV showroom.

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Porters stage a demonstration against Union Budget 2018-19 at New Delhi railway station.

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