Actor and president of Makkal Needhi Maiam has criticised the Union Budget 2019. In a series of tweets, Kamal Haasan said, 'it s a very “self serving” budget by the Government. And more importantly, The budget doesn’t address any of the critical issues that affect the people of Tamil Nadu".He said, "All the promises in this interim budget made to the middle class and the farmers might look impressive prima facie but if broken down to per diem/day allowance, it would amount to a paltry sum."
He also observed, "Economic experts will easily be able to pick holes on this budget. But what is obvious even to the common man is that this budget sounds in some parts like the legitimate version of money for votes."