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Budget benefits for the common man? Twitter goes on a meme overdrive

Sitharaman presented the maiden budget of Narendra Modi's second tenure.

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Updated: Jul 05, 2019, 05.55 PM IST
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman along with the MoS Finance Anurag Singh Thakur arrives at Parliament House to present the Union Budget 2019-20.
As Nirmala Sitharaman took centrestage in Parliament, listing out India's hopes and ambitions of becoming a $5 trillion economy this year, Twitter had a field day. While the Finance Minister quoted Swami Vivekananda and Arthashastra, Twitter had its own say.

As Sitharaman presented the Budget, memes and reactions started pouring in on social media, and some of them will surely leave you in splits:

While the taxpayer waits with bated breath to hear about a revision in tax rates and a significant increase in the amount of tax benefit under Section 80C, the memes take over.

The investors' brigade had a lot going on for them.

Clearly, the middle class felt clueless after the announcements. Most of them seemed disturbed that the Budget had nothing to offer in their favour.

And, for those who tuned in to the speech but did not understand much, this meme seems perfect.

Another Budget update that offered memers content was when the Finance Minister announced that PAN and Aadhar card are now interchangeable for filing returns.

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With just days to go before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announces her (and NDA 2.0's) first Union Budget, corner offices across the country are buzzing with talk of policies and changes that the economy needs. Not just headlines and boardrooms, Budget talk has spilled over to Twitter too; Mahindra Group Chairman and Twitter-ace Anand Mahindra recently tweeted that 'there is only one 'Big B' this week', warranting a witty response from the other Big B, Amitabh Bachchan. To get an inside look at the reforms that India Inc bosses are rooting for, we asked top bosses across industries for their wishlists. Here's what they said.

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