Pimpri: Political leaders in Pimpri-Chinchwad have given mixed reactions to the Union Budget which was presented on Thursday. The leaders from ruling BJP have said that the Budget is going to strengthen the Indian economy especially agriculture and rural sector, while the members of opposition parties termed the Budget as a disappointing one.
Shiv Sena MP Shivajirao Adhalrao Patil from Shirur constituency said, “This is purely an election Budget. It is a good Budget, but it could have been better. Three schemes that include health protection scheme for 10 crore families, credit for women self-help groups and eight crore free gas connection are good schemes. Income tax slab should have been increased to Rs 3 lakh. There is a huge provision for construction of highways but there is no fund allocation for rural roads.”
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Amar Sable said, “This is a historic Budget, it is comprehensive and there are provisions for every segment of the society. This Budget has broadened the concept of Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas.”
Shiv Sena MLA from Pimpri Gautam Chabukswar said, “There is nothing in the Budget for the common man as well as for farmers. There is an expectation that taxable income limit should be increased. In short, this Budget is disappointing for the people.”
BJP MLA from Maval Bala Bhegde said, “The Budget is farmer, worker and employment generation centric. This is going to boost the economy of the country.”
The leader of House in PCMC, Eknath Pawar, said, “The Budget has brought a big relief for the poor. This is going to make a big difference in the life of poor, women and senior citizens.”
NCP City Unit Executive President Prashant Shitole said, “This is pro-industry Budget and there is nothing for the middle class. This Budget has kept the tradition in which the policies are for rich people and the poor are going to be come poorer.”