Modi government, on 1 February, announced the interim budget. It contained some mega announcements for unorganized sector workers, farmers, rural citizens, and middle-class people. From assured income of Rs 6000/ year for small and marginal farmers to increased tax rebate for income up to Rs 500,000, the budget presented many changes. However, the part of interim budget that caught the attention of the netizens was completely unexpected.
Soon after the announcement, BJP went on to make a ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike‘ inspired tweet about the budget. But something that they thought would appeal to all the masses, got mixed reviews. In fact, many tweeps even came up with sarcastic comebacks to the filmy tweet by BJP.
The tweet was posted from BJP’s official Twitter handle. Well, it was only a few of the significant changes that they have brought about in this year’s budget. But it was the way that they tweeted it which mattered the most. Here is the interim budget related tweet by BJP.
— BJP (@BJP4India) February 1, 2019
Well, we have to give to the handle manager, it was a solid effort. But nothing withstands the wits and sarcasm of the Twitterati. While a lot of people gave positive responses, many others began posting sarcastic reactions. This is what some of the reactions tweets went like:
How’s the Jobs??
India:- Zero Sir
— Sarita (@SaritaMeghwal) February 1, 2019
The level of fear is high in the opposition camp. Wink!
and on the other hand!?!
— kapil (@paliwall) February 1, 2019
BJP is just patting its own back
All BJP is doing is patting their own backs and making self declaration about high Josh in middle class. Who is this highly joshful middle-class, please don’t fool
— Saurabh Muley (@SaurabhMuley3) February 1, 2019
Are they high?
Sir are u high??
— hindihainhum ہندی ہیں ہم (@kabirazad2017) February 1, 2019
Don’t we need jobs before worrying about taxes?
Need jobs first before worrying about tax!!
— Venkatesh (@DXBSV) February 2, 2019
As said, there were also some who were actually praising the interim budget. Here are some of the positive responses:
— rajkapoor kushwaha (@rajkapoorkushwa) February 1, 2019
They shut the INC India up!
Well!! They just gave a mouth shutting reply to @INCIndia
— Rishabh Jain (@Rishabh81555306) February 2, 2019
So, what do you think of the interim budget? Which changes are do you find beneficial? Also, isn’t the tweet fiasco funny? Let us know in the comments.