Railway minister Suresh Prabhu's maiden budget on Thursday may have led to mixed reactions overall, but that did not stop BJP politicians from taking to Twitter in a big way to express their views.
The budget failed to muster investor confidence in the stocks of railway-related firms, and the stocks of companies associated with the Indian railways also plunged in the late afternoon trade session.
Even as he chose to remain silent on freight in his speech and said he will keep passenger tariff unchanged, Prabhu sought to hike goods rates on a host of items between 2.1 percent and 10 percent in his maiden budget, to garner 13.5 percent additional revenues on this count, reports IANS.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:
#RailBudget2015 is a forward looking, futuristic & passenger centric budget, combining a clear vision & a definite plan to achieve it.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2015
#RailBudget2015 Highlights imp. for people's perspective:Focus on passenger amenities,safety,transparency&system improv.with no fare hike
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) February 26, 2015
— Anandiben Patel (@anandibenpatel) February 26, 2015
#RailBudget2015 -It's Revolutionary budget.It incorporates vision of PM Modi to completely revamp the Rlys to make it more people-oriented.
— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) February 26, 2015