When things get too technical, too financial or too boring to handle in the parliament, trust people to lighten the atmosphere on Twitter. As the Union Budget for 2017 was being announced finance minister Arun Jaitley, Twitter had its alternative version being live tweeted simultaneously. Here’s the funniest tweets on the major announcements from the Budget.
1. On the lowered tax rate on income slab of Rs, 2,50,000 – 5,00,000 from 10% to 5%
10% surcharge on persons earning 50L+. It's called surcharge because when you earn over 50L, people usually call you Sir.
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) February 1, 2017
2. On unemployment
Arun Jaitely ji, we congratulate you on this great #Budget2017 . Especially for the 48k crore allocation to MNREGA.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbacchhan) February 1, 2017
Pic1: When you get to know TAX exemption limit has been increased.
Pic2: When you realised you are still jobless pic.twitter.com/a62gij9tbU
— The Viral Fever (@TheViralFever) February 1, 2017
4. On middle class reactions to the Budget.
— The-Lying-Lama (@KyaUkhaadLega) February 1, 2017
5. On the prime minister’s animated table-thumping after every point.
— Udta Kabootar? (@sachya2002) February 1, 2017
6. An alternative summary
Arun Jaitley SLAYS in FabIndia Kurta with a Khaadi Udyog Jacket and matching leather bag from Hidesign."
-Fashion Blogger on #Budget2017
— Made Up Name (@desiboho) February 1, 2017
7. And finally
Uncle: tum budget par bhaut tweet likh rhe ho,koi 5-6 major changes btana
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) February 1, 2017