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Super Flop, Disappointing, Step-Motherly And Jumlanomics: Opposition Trashes Budget 2018

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| February 1 , 2018 , 19:12 IST

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday presented the Union Budget 2018. The nation waited with bated breath for the economic announcement that would pave the way for the direction in which Indian economy and the economic prosperity of Indians would lead.

While BJP leaders including Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah hailed the Union Budget, opposition parties trashed the budget.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted “4 years gone; still promising FARMERS a fair price. 4 years gone; FANCY SCHEMES, with NO matching budgets. 4 years gone; no JOBS for our YOUTH. Thankfully, only 1 more year to go.”

In a press conference Congress leader and former Finance Minister, P Chidambaram flayed the Union Budget. Chidambaram began by taking a shot at BJP. He said, “it is the last full budget of this government, and I should add thank God for that.”

Chidambaram said that the government has run out of ideas to boost imports and hence the Finance Minister has imposed additional custom duties to curb imports. He said that PM’s speech at Davos and its spirit has been forgotten within a few days.

“Jobs is the number one issue, jobs are not being created,” Chidambaram said.

“The most disappointing part of the budget is the cut in the outlays on major schemes for 2018-19,” Chidambaram stated adding that the Finance Minister will have much to explain when Parliament debates the Budget next week.

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Trinamool Congress came out with a press release lambasting the budget terming it a ‘Super flop show; big bluff show’ with no mechanism to implement announcements. The Mamata Banerjee led party high on the bypoll electoral wave said the people have lost their trust in this government, people have lost their faith and the credibility of the government after today’s budget has become zero.

Shiv Sena said the government has presented an “election budget”. The party said that the Centre had to take “desperate measures” following criticism over GST, note ban and Gujarat poll results.

Aam Aadmi Party condemned the budget for being ‘step motherly’ towards Delhi. Its statement said that nothing came to Delhi’s kitty from the Centre and such a treatment to the National Capital is uncalled for.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “I had expected some financial assistance to important infrastructure projects for the national capital. I am disappointed that Centre continues its step-motherly treatment to Delhi.”

CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury called the budget a classic case of ‘Jumlanomics’. He posted a video on twitter with the caption “Why this Budget is Jumlanomics. Spin and Slogans, not substance.”

The criticism that might hit the Government the most comes from its own ideological partner, the RSS. RSS backed trade wing Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has termed the budget as disappointed and will hold nation wide demonstrations as per reports.

Prakash

70 years and still poverty could not be removed from the country. What is that leading political party of this country claiming??