Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today appreciated the union budget and said the finance minister had done a "commendable" job.
"The finance minister has done a commendable job in containing the deficit while simultaneously addressing the growth imperatives," Manmohan Singh said.
"We need to create 10 million jobs a year for the duration of the 12th Plan which can be achieved only if we reach 8 percent GDP growth level," he said.
Photos: Shraddha Kapoor, Kim Sharma at 'Haseena Parkar' screening
Mumbai to Goa train: First look at the glass-top Vistadome coach
Shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa keeps it short and sexy on social media
Photos: Narendra Modi, others at Marshal Arjan Singh's funeral
Photos: Sussanne Khan and Nimrat Kaur spotted at a spa in Juhu