During the budget speech, finance minister Arun Jaitley revealed how the political leadership of the country had observed poverty. In that passing reference, the full speech lies the clue to understanding the message of the union budget before 2019 elections. In 2014, Mr. Modi went across India and indicated himself as a ‘Vikas Purush’ or say the development man. Arun Jaitley’s speech made it clear as Modi will go back as the man of the poor.
The budget unveils that Modi government’s political response is basically for the ease of living. The government will continue to proclaim Ujjwala, the distribution of gas cylinders to women. Secondly, the finance minister mentioned Saubhagya the promise of charging poor households.
Indian Prime minister once spoke about the potential of the poor:
“I can see their power. If the poor get educated, he will give results. If he gets to work, he will do more for the country.”
Modi then recognized the duties of the middle class –
‘They have to pay taxes… They have to conform to norms of society. They have to bear the maximum economic load.”