Pune: Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party termed the Union Budget as a satisfactory one whereas the members from the opposition parties, the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) slammed the budget as pro-corporate.
Vandana Chavan, MP of Rajya Sabha of NCP termed the Union budget as “marketing with delivery-paralysis”. She said, “It is a positive picture that more and more people are now entering the tax net, so it is welcome that efforts are being made to move towards a framework for National Universal Health Insurance Scheme. However, last three years we have witnessed that schemes sound rosy but have no proper mechanisms for efficient implementation. The basic spendings on education and health are very low. The salaried class is again hit in comparison to those in corporates. There are no exciting deliverables. This government has been one for marketing with delivery-paralysis.”
Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Leader of opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly said, “Increase in Minimum Support Prize is fraudulent thing. It is not practical to give 1.5 per cent of MSP on production cost of agriculture products. In 2014 Lok Sabha election, the BJP gave lot of assurance to people. Every one knew what happened with those assurances. The government has claiming increase in GDP but there is nothing happening in term of employment and development.”
Neelam Gorhe, MLC of Shiv Sena criticised the budget. She said, “The Union government has not done anything for women’s safety and security. There is no sign of relief in inflation. Government has allotted Rs 500 crore for Nirbhaya Fund. However, more than Rs 1,000 crore are lying idle since 2014 to till date.”
Sanjay Kakade, the BJP supported MP of Rajya Sabha said, “It is a good Union budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. It has given lots of things to different sectors such as agriculture, rural development, Railway, Roads, women and youth, senior citizens. It will create a 70 lakh opportunities of new employment in different sectors.”
Anil Shirole, MP of Lok Sabha of BJP said, “Union government has given emphasis on agriculture, education, infrastructure and health sectors. The government has given 1.5 per cent of MSP on the production cost of agriculture products. It will increase revenue of farmers. The government has given assurance to generate employment in the country. In the health sector, Union government has given assurance to provide Rs 5 lakh of medical insurance to 10 crore families across the country.”