Arun Jaitley

The Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar also alleged that the ticket distribution was handled by Lalu, despite him behind the bars.

Vadra wrote on Facebook: "One must maintain respect, a decorum in every situation, it shows character and that's what I was taught by my parents and in sport. Healthy competition will only bring out the best in a person that people will judge."

Arun Jaitley said, "Some of the ideas [in the Congress manifesto] are positively dangerous. Even though there was a drafting committee, it appears some points have been drafted by Congress president's friends in the 'Tukde Tukde gang' where the manifesto deals with Jammu and Kashmir and the national security."

Taking a swipe at Congress leaders visiting temples, Jaitley said: "People who believed Hindus as terrorists are today busy showing their respect towards religion. People can never tolerate calling a whole section terrorist."

More power has been given to Ladakh and Kargil Autonomous Hill Development Councils. A Ladakh Division has been created. A new university has been established at Ladakh.

Targeting the Congress, he said those patting their own back for India's strategic missile programme were doing so for wrong reasons.

The minimum starting salary in Government after the Seventh Pay Commission is Rs.18,000 a month. A small and marginal farmer, besides home, road, toilet, electricity, cooking gas subsidies, crop insurance, MSP payment, will also get an income support.

As of February 28, 2019, the government had raised only Rs 56,473 crore through disinvestment, or 70 per cent of the full-year target of Rs 80,000. With uncertainties over some sell-offs, achieving the target seemed difficult at the beginning of this month.

He said demonetisation compelled people to deposit their high currency cash into the banking system, account for the deposits by paying taxes or otherwise.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley tore into the Opposition parties for peddling lies, spreading falsehood and creating fake narrative over many issues.