A debate has started in the country over freebies being given by some state governments as it could have serious implications on the economy.
He said nine crore free cooking gas connections have been given, 10 crore toilets have been constructed and 45 crore bank accounts have been opened in the last eight years.
48 extra train trips created to help commuters after the T20 match
Vijay Sharma, a local BJP leader from Shahdara, said that they were yet to get over their grief over the demise of senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj when another loss had befallen them.
The last rites of the former finance minister were performed by his son Rohan amid chanting of Vedic mantras. A gun salute was given before the last rites.
Advocate Karnail Singh, president of Saket Bar Association, said Arun Jaitley was a great human being, leader, lawyer and politician.
His body was taken to the BJP headquarters from where it was carried in a flower-decked gun carriage to the cremation ground, amidst slogans of 'Jaitley ji amar rahein'.
Jaitley had not been attending office for about three weeks now and was admitted to AIIMS for undergoing tests and treatment for an undisclosed illness, sources said.
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal in the last Budget by the Modi government has announced tax exemption limit up to Rs 5 lakh. This was but one of the many sops in a please-all budget.
Jaitley listed out other key issues concerning Justice Loya case, the CBI issue, RBI debate, judicial activism while highlighting how the critics have launched a crusade against the government.
Jaitley said "disrupters" have lost on all counts and those who manufactured falsehood compromised the security of the country.
The CBI has challenged the Patiala House court's ruling which had acquitted all the accused in the case.
Jaitley said the government cut the borrowing target for the current fiscal by Rs 70,000 crore and allowed oil companies to raise USD 10 billion in one year.
These changes will be effective from midnight, says Finance secretary Dr. Hasmukh Adhia.
The Supreme Court judgement kept the provision of Aadhaar mandatory for filing of IT returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number (PAN).
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discredited former French President Francois Hollande's revelation on the choice of an offset partner.
Jaitley, hinting at a possible ‘collusion’, raised questions as to how Hollande’s comments casting aspersion on the Indian government came just two days after a tweet by Rahul.
He asserted that the present Rafale aircrafts are cheaper than what Congress-led UPA government had negotiated and added that all these facts and figures will be placed before the CAG.
Jaitley said that external factors such as policies adopted by the US, trade war and crude oil prices were impacting economies like India, despite “strong fundamentals”.
Calling Gandhi an ill-informed gentleman, he said it was unfortunate that the entire party was following him in ignorance.