Oppn terms budget `disappointing'

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Oppn terms budget `disappointing'

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

All the major opposition parties, including Bahujan Samaj Party, Samajwadi Party and Congress, said the UP budget tabled on Monday was disappointing.

Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Monday criticised the budget presented by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.

In a series of tweets, Mayawati said, "The budget presented by the BJP government in the UP Assembly on Monday is extremely disappointing, especially in terms of ending the cruelty of unemployment in the state, like the Central government. An attempt has been made to show promises and beautiful dreams to the public in the UP budget like that of the Union government."

She said, "The record of the UP government, as far as the fulfillment of the promises for development of about 23 crore people of UP is concerned, has not been satisfactory as per the promise despite the same party ruling at the Centre and the state. UP's budget is extremely disappointing, especially in the case of the problems pertaining to the poor, weaker sections and the farmers."

"`UP Budget 2021 is paperless and the government is senseless," said Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) president Ajay Kumar Lallu while reacting to the budget on Monday afternoon. He said the budget had nothing for the small businessmen, farmers, unemployment, rising inflation etc.

Lallu said the budget turned out to be yet another attempt of the government to at its own back.

Lallu also took out a cycle march to attract attention to rising fuel prices and demanded to cut the petroleum prices, LPG rates and rising inflation.

Taking a jibe at the last budget of the ruling BJP headed by Yogi Adityanath, Samajwadi Party resident Akhilesh Yadav said "khel khatam, paisa hajam".

The former UP CM, said, "This was the fifth and the last budget of the Yogi Adityanath government. After this, he would not be able to get this opportunity even after wanting it. Hence, "khel khatam, paisa hajam".

The SP president said that this budget betrayed the common people as it had nothing for the poor, unemployed people and farmers, and only industrialists had been benefited.

Yadav said, "The budget gives no hope to the unemployed youth and they will remain jobless. This government will not spare us. If this government does not belong to Mother Ganga, what will happen to us?"

Rashtriya Lok Dal national spokesperson Anupam Mishra said the UP budget was very disappointing and one had not expected this type of budget as it did not meet the expectations of the poor and the farmers.

He said no matter how tempting the budget might appear, it had no space for people who needed development on the ground level and it was nothing but a bundle of promises.

"There is nothing for the farmers, unemployed youth and women. It is just betrayal of the people of the state in the name of Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas," Mishra said.

Reacting to the budget, Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh said it lacked the truth. He said the Yogi government's Rs 5.50 lakh crore budget did not have any space for needy people.

AAP's state president Sabhajeet Singh made a similar reaction and said the budget was a publicity stunt with an aim on election.

Communist Party of India (Marxists) state secretary Heera Lal Yadav demanded roll back of the hike in fuel prices.

Criticising the budget, Communist Party of India (Marxists-Leninists) state secretary Sudhakar Yadav said the budget was 'kagzi' (paperless) in real terms.

He said the budget would neither lower the back breaking inflation nor would it set up industries for jobs.

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