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Budget 2018: No relief for middle class, Twitterati vents out frustration

By Chennabasaveshwar

The twitterati vented out their frustration as Finance Minister Arun Jailtley did not announce tax cut in personal income for salaried class. However, the only relief was standard deduction of Rs 40,000 for salaried employees in lieu of transport and medical expense.

Arun Jaitley said, "Government has made many positive changes in the personal income tax rates applicable to individuals in the last three years, therefore, I do not wish to make any changes to this."

Budget 2018: No relief for middle class, Twitterati vents out frustration

Soon, twitterati expressed their anger over anti-middle class budget. They conveyed that middle-class is being made scapegoat for pro-poor/populist budget.

Key highlights of Budget 2018: Joy for agri sector, heartbreak for middle class

"Nothing for salaried class who have backed bjp. Being a bjp supporter, worst to hear this news. Can't digest. @narendramodi

Is this what you give for the ones who have backed you day in and out?

Dear Nota: I'm looking at you in next elections. #Budget2018

Budget 2018: Middle class hopes dashed, no change in Income Tax slabs

"Middle class left high and dry as Arun Jaitley walks fiscal tightrope #Budget2018 #MiddleClass #UnionBudget2018,"

"Nothing for middle class.Only for Honourable president, governor and respected Lok Sabha members."

"Are the urban middle class salaried employees are born to pay taxes? Govt is not leaving a single source by which we can save the income. #LTCGTax."

"We middle class ppl should make a community n take oath to not to vote as none of the government is interested in providing benefits to us but.....Yes levying more tax to us in every budget #Budget2018."

"Corporate service class - the forceful tax payers by way of TDS - being robbed off again, as usual no reprive..all benefits on plate for those who have tax savings opportunities..middle n service class have to bear the brunt."

"Middle Class particularly Salaried people who contributes maximum to the growth of the nation again ignored in #Budget2018."

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