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A series of reactions have started pouring in following the 2015-16 Union Budget. Earlier presenting the national budget for the next fiscal, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the state of the country's economy was better placed today with its credibility re-established by a series of measures taken by his government.

"I am presenting the union budget in an economic environment which is far more positive than in the recent past. While major economies of the world face difficulties, India is poised for higher growth trajectory," Jaitley said as he started his budget speech in the Lok Sabha, reports IANS.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that the Budget was progressive, pragmatic and practical.

Here are some of the comments by other BJP leaders:

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the union budget has given the "highest priority" to infrastructure that will boost employment in the country.

"This is the first time in the Indian history the FM (finance minister) has given highest priority to the infrastructure," Gadkari told reporters outside Parliament House.

"Investment in infrastructure will boost employment opportunities, give priority to rural development and agriculture," he added.

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar termed the budget as a historical one, saying: "It has given social security to all. It's of the poor, for the poor."

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani praised Jaitley for giving importance to girls' education. She said it is "a pragmatic budget that gives lot of thrust on infrastructure, skill, innovation, girls' education."

According to Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu, the budget is in the interest of the people of the country. "Steps have been taken to control inflation and increase investment."

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