Budget 2017 received critiques from opposition including Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who questioned Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's statement on the impact of demonetisation being transitory.He said that there is no indication that impat of notes-ban will be short-term.
In the budget speech, the Finance Minister strongly defended the decision to suddenly do away with 500 and 1,000 rupee notes in November.
On the other hand, Congress party's vice president Rahul Gandhi also expressed disappointment and said that Government failed to make an impact with the Budget. He added that job creation found no place in the “good speech” of Arun Jaitley and the Budget lacked vision.
The Budget presented by Mr Jaitley also received reaction from the Kejriwal government which said that not a single rupee has been enhanced in the Union Budget 2017-18 for it. The Centre on allocated Rs 758 crore to Delhi for financial year 2017-18 on Wednesday where as the share in central taxes and duties for Delhi remained unchanged despite the AAP government’s continuous demand for an increase.