Opposition parties slam Union Budget

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 2 February 2019

“A demand from the farmers has been accepted and the agri-produce will get Rs 505 more price than the production cost. This will help in doubling the farm income,” Fadnavis said.

MUMBAI: Opposition parties in the State called the Union Budget an eyewash while the Chief Minister said it’s a historic budget and will upgrade the common man’s life.

Chief Minister Fadnavis said, “It’s a historic budget where Prime Minister Narendra Modi insured sabka sath sabka vikas.”

“A demand from the farmers has been accepted and the agri-produce will get Rs 505 more price than the production cost. This will help in doubling the farm income,” Fadnavis said. “Expansion of suburban railway and Rs 40,000 crore for enhancing transportation in Mumbai and new airports. This is a big boost to the infrastructure sector and economy. “Mumbaikars have to celebrate the provision made for Mumbai,” Fadnavis said in his tweet.

While replying to the CM’s tweet, Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray expressed his opinion saying, “With all due respect sir, I beg to differ on the word ‘celebrate’, makes it seem like a favor on us Mumbaikars. We hope it will really come. It is our right compared to how much Mumbai gives to the Centre each year vis-a-vis what we get in return. We hope the promise is fulfilled,”

Meanwhile, Opposition parties slammed the budget calling it an eyewash.

“There is no road-map for the implementation. The budget has fooled people by throwing big figures. It will add tax burden on the citizens,” said former chief minister and President of Maharashtra Congress Ashok Chavan.

Chavan said that the government is trying to hide their incompetency for the last five years and they just presented new ‘jumala’. 

“Though there are major announcements, is the money there to fulfill it,” Chavan asked. 

NCP leader Dhananjay Munde criticised that there are only announcements.

“There is nothing major for farmers and the government is claiming that it is a government for the common man. All announcements are old and they will cash in on it in the election campaign,” Munde said.

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