H. Raja, SG Suryah and other prominent members of party BJP and members of opposition party made fun of the speech made by Tamil nadu finance minister Dr. Palanivel Thiaga Rajan in social media platforms, referring to the way he uttered few words/sentences during the budget announcement. In reply, supporters of the ruling party came up with memes trolling actor cum former Chief minister MGR who led ADMK party.
On Friday, the DMK government presented its first budget at Kalaivanar Arangam, three months after coming to the power. It is the first paperless budget session conducted in the Tamil nadu Legislative Assembly which is made on the revised budget for the financial year 2021-22. While presenting the budget, the finance minister said that the state’s revenue for the fiscal year is estimated at Rs 2,60,409.26 crore, whereas expenditure is estimated at Rs 2,61,188.57 crore. The revenue deficit is estimated to be Rs 58,692.68 crore.
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One of the most talked about announcement that was made during the budget speech, is the petrol price reduction. Tamil nadu finance minister PTR announced that the petrol price has been cut by Rs. 3. “2.6 core people in Tamil Nadu use two-wheelers. We have reduced ₹ 3 in petrol price, and due to this we will face a ₹ 1,160 crore deficit,” Mr P.T Thiagarajan said, according to the reports.
Many other announcements such as Rs. 703 crore being granted for the subsidy for free bus travel for women, Rs. 150 crore being allocated for the trans gender’s pension scheme etc. It was reported that Rs. 4142.33 crores allocated to the Adi Dravidar and tribal welfare department. To continue excavation at its Archaeological sites including Keeladi, Rs. 5 crore was allotted. Many other budget allocations including Rs. 1725 crore being allotted for the mid-day meals scheme, were announced in the meeting.
On seeing the budget speech of TN Finance minister PTR, among all the schemes he announced, prominent members of BJP made fun of the former’s Tamil. “Last ranking student in my primary school had better reading skills than the Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu who’s reading out #TNBudget2021 in the Assembly. PTR is reading from Tamil Script/English script like Sonia Gandhi reading Hindi from the Italian script? Any cameras?” SG Suryah spokesperson of BJP party said in his tweet.
Last ranking student in my primary school had better reading skills than the Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu who's reading out #TNBudget2021 in the Assembly. PTR is reading from Tamil Script/English script like Sonia Gandhi reading Hindi from the Italian script? Any cameras?— SG Suryah (@SuryahSG) August 13, 2021
Meanwhile, H.Raja, former MLA of Karaikudi assembly constituency, uploaded a tweet saying “Oh my poor Tamil” to mock PTR’s speech. “ஐயோ பாவம் தமிழ்” his tweet read.
ஐயோ பாவம் தமிழ்— H Raja (@HRajaBJP) August 13, 2021
Karate Sangeetha of BJP shared a video of actor Vivekh’s comedy scene to troll the budget speech of PTR and Gayathri Raguramm of the same party retweeted it.
இன்றைய தமிழ்நாடு பட்ஜெட் 2021 நடந்த தருணம். pic.twitter.com/JtxuTzsgtt— KARATE SANGEETHA BJP (@bjp_karate) August 13, 2021
Check out some of the reactions from DMK supporters for their tweets :
It's not a reading competition bro.. Stephen Hawking couldn't even speak but he did wonders in physics world.. This is basic sangi கூமுட்டை தனம் to link language proficiency to intelligence.. It shows you don't have anything to say about the flawless contentful #TNBudget— மாண்புமிகு. திராவிடன் (@Dravidian_Stoc) August 13, 2021
பாரதிராஜா கட்சி காரர் தான நீங்க ? pic.twitter.com/C7VlaZBr4s— நத்தை..🐌 (@DravidianSnail) August 13, 2021
Reading skills don't interpret knowledge, take example of BJP mostly everyone can read good but how about their knowledge and understanding of living.— Sivashankar Sivasubramani (@SivashankarSiv9) August 13, 2021
Nirmala Sitharaman said she can't manage PSU and that's y she is selling and she also said onions are not necessary for cooking😂
அடேய், நிதி அமைச்சருக்கு பொருளாதாரம் தெரிஞ்சா போதும். தமிழ் தெரியனும்னு அவசியம் இல்லடா வெறிநாயே! 👊🤦♂️— MuthurajM (@MMuthuraj1980) August 13, 2021
என்ன ராமு உன் கட்சிக்காரனுக உச்சரிப்பு பத்தியெல்லாம் பேசிட்டு இருக்கானுக😂😂 pic.twitter.com/QnFbWIbhFj— 🌟ஜால்ரா காக்கா🌟 (@krishnaskyblue) August 13, 2021