Budget 2019: Poll bonanza for farmers, aam aadmi

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New Delhi: Going against convention, the Narendra Modi government on Friday presented a full-fledged election Budget targeting farmers, unorganised labourers, and the middle class to swing the Lok Sabha poll results in its favour.

Presenting his first interim Budget, finance minister Piyush Goyal went all out to woo farmers by announcing direct income support of Rs 6,000 a year to small farmers with two hectares of land. The payment of Rs 2,000 will be made three times in a year directly in the bank account of the farmers, costing exchequer Rs 75,000 crore.

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