New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday praised the Union budget announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying that it is futuristic. 

Shah reportedly said that it reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision where farmers prosper, the poor lead a life of dignity and the middle class gets its due and Indian enterprise a boost.

Shah said the Budget highlights the “exemplary" work done in key sectors relating to the economy, housing, infrastructure and the social sectors over the last five years.
The home minister also said that it ignites a spirit of hope that India can become a $5 trillion economy in the coming years.

"The budget presented by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is a futuristic one. It provides a coherent roadmap for sectors that will drive growth and innovation among our citizens. The emphasis on clean energy and cashless transactions are also steps in the right direction," he said in a series of tweets.

According to reports, he also said that the Budget sets the stage for fulfilling the collective dreams of water for every citizen, ensuring electricity connectivity across India and boosting manufacturing especially in sunrise sectors.

Shah added that the Budget would enable India to become a more vibrant startup hub, reports said.

According to him, the Budget for new India is truly a Budget of hope and empowerment.

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first Union Budget of the Modi 2.0 government. She spoke at length about the Swachh Bharath Abhiyan and start-ups. Sitharaman also spoke quite a bit about Aadhaar cards and PAN cards. 

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman is the second woman in the history of independent India to present the Union Budget. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was the first.

Read full report here: Nirmala Sitharaman presents Modi 2.0’s Union Budget 2019; here are key takeaways