Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget 2021 in the parliament on Monday. Among big-ticket measures, FM proposed a Rs 64,180-crore Aatmanirbhar Swastha Bharat scheme in view of the pandemic.
She proposed several new measures to prop up the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic and to boost spending in multiple sectors.
Sitharaman made the welfare of the healthcare sector the fulcrum around which the budget was centered. The health sector was allotted ₹2.35 crore, a move that has been welcomed by the netizens during such adverse times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We chose to spend big on infrastructure across a wide variety of sectors. We have attended to the needs of the health sector, capacity building in health given a big place” said Finance Minister in her post-budget press conference.
Netizens reacted to the budget from a technical and analytical standpoint. However, there is always a big audience in social media who limit their reactions to memes and catchy one-liners.
Budget can be interesting for a great many people who are aware of financial jargon and nuances. For some, it may sound boring and turn out to be a yawn fest.
For this reason, multiple memes highlighting boredom and confusion have surfaced on social media. Amid the sea of memes, there is a snapshot of Rahul Gandhi which has also gone viral on Twitter.
As Sitharaman delivered her Budget speech, netizens took note of an ill-timed photograph of Rahul Gandhi, who was seated wearing a blue facemask.
The frame shows Rahul Gandhi partially closing his eyes with his hand on the forehead. As netizens shared the snapshot, many interpreted it to be a classic expression of boredom. Naturally, it didn’t take time for the photograph to become memes on Twitter and other platforms.
Source: Free Press Journal