Union budget and middle-class memes go hand in hand. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is currently presenting the Union Budget 2021 in Parliament. It is a busy day for the internet as social media users crowded Twitter with memes in the backdrop of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2021 speech in the Parliament on February 1. 'Budget2021' and 'IncomeTax' are the top trends on Twitter and netizens posted hilarious memes that are doing the rounds of the internet.
While presenting Budget 2021, Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Aatmanirbhar Bharat package apart from Rs 4.12 lakh crore towards capital expenditure. She also said that economic corridors are being planned and there will be a major boost to infrastructure projects ahead of Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Assam and West Bengal.
The internet, as you know is the drill, created funny memes featuring Hindi film scenes and jokes, and flooded social media after the Budget was presented. Most of the memes were based on the middle-class's response to the Budget. Some others were focused on Rahul Gandhi's reaction to Nirmala Sitharaman's speech in the Parliament.
The Indian Internet and the middle-class janta of the country were, for the obvious reasons, hooked to the parliament session, one that directly affects them. It was only a matter of minutes that the meme-makers of Twitter imagined the expectations of the middle-class citizens from the budget 2021.
In her Budget 2021 speech, Nirmala Sitharaman emphasized the Internet, vaccines and relief for senior citizens as well. Those above 75 years of age with only pension income have been exempted from filing tax returns. The government will also provide Rs 35,000 crore for vaccination in 2021-22.
As India emerges from the ongoing situation, the ninth budget under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, including an interim one, is widely expected to focus on boosting spending on job creation and rural development, generous allocations for development schemes, putting more money in the hands of the average taxpayer and easing rules to attract foreign investments.