Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi has  hailed Budget as “investor friendly” and “paradigm shifting” one. Excerpts from his statement:

Union Budget 2015 is a Budget with a clear vision. It is a Budget that is progressive, positive, practical, pragmatic and prudent.

Budget 2015 has a distinct focus on farmers, youth, poor, neo-middle class and the Aam Nagrik. It delivers on growth, equity and job creation.

Budget is investment friendly and removes all doubts on tax issues. It assures investors that we have a stable, predictable and fair tax system.

From housing for all, jobs, health, education and total electrification, FM laid down goals to be achieved by 2022, India`s Amrut Mahotsav.

I congratulate FM for doing an excellent job in respecting aspirations of the States and at the same time delivering on National priorities.

Budget indicates our commitment to ensure that development of Eastern and North-Eastern parts of India gets an impetus and drives future growth.

Details of the Black Money law being introduced demonstrates our firm commitment to bring back every Rupee of Black Money stashed abroad.

Success of Jan Dhan Yojana is gladdening. Building on that, key schemes are announced that will comprehensively transform lives of the poor.

Suraksha Bima Yojana, Atal Pension Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana, Vidya Lakshmi Karyakram mark a shift from Jan Dhan to Jan Kalyan.

Atal Innovation Mission and SETU underline our commitment to enable innovation, entrepreneurship and start-ups to grow and shine in India.

FM @arunjaitley must be congratulated for this pro-poor, pro-growth, pro-middle class, pro-youth and paradigm shifting Budget.

2015 Budget will further reignite our growth engine, signalling the dawn of a prosperous future.