Union Budget 2017: Rahul Gandhi calls it a damp squib, says it lacks vision

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Union Budget lacked "vision" and was a "damp squib".

"We were expecting fireworks, instead got a damp squib. The budget lacked vision. Any step to clean political funding will be supported by us," said Gandhi.

"It was a budget of sher-o-shayari. There was nothing for the farmers and the youth," he added.

While Jaitley's daughter Sonali called the Budget women friendly, Congress leader Renuka Chowdhary slammed the government for not mentioning defence spending.

BJP leaders have called it a historic budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Finance Ministry after the Budget.

Earlier Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray raised question over the need for annual budget. He asked if the announcement last year were fulfilled.

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