Pratul Bagri, Shubham Agarwal, Kumar Pratik and Vishal Dayama, February 28, 2015
This story was published soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015–16 in the Parliament.
Calling it “like the best Budget ever”, an MBA student from IIN Ahmedabad has taken the social media by storm, with his viral statements that show his factually incorrect understanding of the annual government document.
Faizal Aslam, who first tuned in to watch the Union Budget on Star Sports, was seen making his family uncomfortable by his lack of comprehension about how the economy works.
Most of the words Aslam used to discuss the Budget were borrowed from the media. His conversation dictionary for today included phrases such as “reformative”, “obtuse”, “intellectually honest”, and “mara lo apni”. His Twitter account, whose describes him as a “hipster intellectual”, got over 2,000 new followers today.
In his tweets, Aslam used some fancy terms such as “regression” and “statistical techniques” from his IIN course to explain why he was better equipped to understand the Budget than the smartest man in the country, Chetan Bhagat.
With three backlogs in the current semester, Aslam posted pictures of him explaining the Budget to his friend with five backlogs.
When we met Aslam for his views, he said the only problem with the finance minister’s Budget speech was that was no allocation for free WiFi. He ended his day furiously tweeting his baseless and unfounded opinions about the Budget.