The annual exercise of the presentation of Union Budget by the Finance Minister has usually proved to evoke a plethora of opinion and views deciphering the announcements and the roadmap that the government presents for the country in the coming financial year.
However, when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday began his his speech in the house, our ‘Twitter journos’ were closely watching and were getting ready with their ammunition of ‘Budget jokes’, some of which began well before 11 AM.
Here's what people tweeted:
Sonia: Beta, budget samajh gaya tu?— Zainab Mufti (@zainab_mufti23) February 1, 2017
Its India's Great Graduation day.— Jay Purohit (@purohitjay) February 1, 2017
In next 3-5 hours, India will have millions of economists on Twitter, FB, WA, Roads, Offices. #Budget 😜
IRCTC will be listed on stock exchanges, but it will take you 95 minutes and sixteen failed transactions to buy one share.— Rohan (@mojorojo) February 1, 2017
me when experts discuss the details of the budget. pic.twitter.com/2HzDOlDphQ— Rofl Gandhi (@RoflGandhi_) February 1, 2017
Middle Class Ke Valentine Day ♥ Ka Budget Bhi Aaj Hi Fix Ho Jayega 😂 #Budget2017— Ak (@BhookhaSher) February 1, 2017
Smokers during the budget speech pic.twitter.com/xG3a0f6mAP— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) February 1, 2017
Every budget, the cost of cigarettes keeps rising. Soon the cost of one cigarette will be more than the total cost of cancer treatment— The Bad Doctor (@DOCTORATLARGE) February 1, 2017
This year tax payers have higher expectations from Arun Jaitley than parents have from kids in 10th exam— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 31, 2017