The "patronising" advert tweeted by Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps is "quite a small issue" when compared to the rest of the budget, according to a Lib Dem minister.
David Laws told Daybreak: "It's not something that I worry about tremendously - how the Conservatives chose to present things in the Chancellor's budget.
"I'm far more concerned about the big fundamentals here. The big fundamentals are firstly that we are getting recovery back and borrowing down."
Labour MP Jon Ashworth hit out at the "beer and bingo" online advert tweeted from Tory party chairman Grant Shapps, saying it shows how out of touch the government is.
George Osborne's Liberal Democrat deputy in the Treasury joined the chorus of criticism against the Tory bingo advert tweeted by Grant Shapps, saying he thought it was "patronising".
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander told BBC2's Newsnight:
Twitter users have been sharing their thoughts on the Budget poster tweeted by Tory party chairman Grant Shapps, when he hailed the bingo and beer tax breaks as "helping hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy".
#Torybingo is one currently one of the top trending topics on the social media site within the UK
The Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has been criticised by Labour for tweeting a poster celebrating the cut in bingo tax and beer duty announced in today's Budget that "helps hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy."
Labour's media team has responded:
The Liberal Democrats treat the UK's businesses as an "afterthought" and Nick Clegg "cheated" the country out of reforms aimed at cutting the size of the Commons, Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has claimed.
In a strongly-worded attack on his coalition colleagues, he accused the Lib Dems of not being "as pro-business as you would want them to be" and claimed they had hindered efforts to create jobs.
Mr Shapps told the Express Online, "Nick Clegg not only cheated his agreement with us, but fundamentally cheated his agreement with the nation by not going through with having fair size constituencies.
As the coalition parties set out their stalls ahead of the 2015 General Election, Mr Shapps also criticised Mr Clegg for "boasting" about Tory initiatives he had blocked while in Government.
Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has insisted Ed Miliband's response over the Co-operative Bank row was "ludicrous" and stepped up pressure on Labour over the merger deal with Britannia.
Mr Shapps told the BBC's Sunday Politics there were "conflicting reports" about how much the Labour leadership knew about former Co-op Bank boss Paul Flowers' past, which included him standing down as a Labour councillor after pornography was found on his computer.
He said, "Arguing about what they knew and when, I think there's a much bigger issue here. This morning you have got Ed Miliband saying 'we don't have to answer any of these questions', they are somehow all smears. This is ludicrous".
Labour has denied this, saying Mr Miliband and shadow chancellor Ed Balls did not know the reason why Flowers quit in 2011.
The chairman of the Conservative Party Grant Shapps said Labour's policy on free schools remains unchanged and still features a "load of bureaucracy attached".
The new shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt earlier signalled that the Labour party had dropped its opposition to the Conservatives' free schools policy.
Speaking to BBC News, Mr Shapps said: "This is the same old Labour policy. They have been saying this for months.
"Free schools will only be allowed in specific circumstances in specific areas with a whole load of bureaucracy attached."
The Conservative party have accused Ed Miliband of using his shadow cabinet reshuffle to please the unions after a series of high profile promotions and demotions.
The Conservative party chairman said that the real winner of the Labour reshuffle was Unite general secretary Len McCluskey.