Singh said the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley "gives the government an opportunity to deepen the economic foundation and widen the infrastructure network of our country".

The Minister said the budget was "pro farmer, pro poor and pro reform". "It outlines the priorities of this government and the vision of PM Modi.

Strengthening India's rural economy and providing income security to the farmers have been given top priority in this year's budget," Singh said in a series of tweets.

Earlier on Sunday, PM Modi in his radio address Mann Ki Baat said, "I, too, have an exam tomorrow (Monday). Hundred and twenty five crore countrymen will take my exam."

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