New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the budget for 2016-17 'lacks both vision and conviction'.

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Gandhi said in one of a series of tweets.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent the first two years of his government mocking the Congress's focus on "farmers, MNREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme), rural development and social spending" -- suggesting the irony that the government is now billing the budget as 'pro-farmer'.

He, however, thanked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for accepting his recommendation on removing import duty on braille paper to help the visually impaired.