Nothing for poor but election speech:
Congress lambasts govt on Budget

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Wednesday said that the Budget 2023 was prepared keeping an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections adding that it has nothing to offer for the poor people of the country. He further said that the ruling government has failed to control inflation and the budget is not for common people. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2023 today in Lok Sabha.

This was the third time in a row that the government presented the budget in a paperless form. The Congress President said that no steps have been taken for jobs, to fill government vacancies and MNREGA. “The budget was presented by the Modi government keeping in view the upcoming Assembly polls in three-four states. This was an election speech and they had prepared that 15 days ago. There is nothing in the budget for poor people and to control inflation. No steps for jobs, to fill government vacancies and MNREGA,” said Kharge on Union Budget 2023.

Lambasting the BJP at the Centre for not presenting any vision to create jobs, Kharge said that the government failed to fill vacancies at existing government offices. Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said that the Budget 2023 does not reflect the real sentiments of the people such as unemployment and price rise. He further said that the Union Budget is filled with f a n c y a n n o u n c e m e nt s whose implementation is under question.

“This budget is not addressing the real sentiment of the country that is unemployment and price rise. It only had fancy announcements that were made earlier too but what about implementation? Only insurance companies were benefited from PM Kisan Yojana not farmers,” said KC Venugopal. The Centre has presented the Union Budget keeping in mind the 2024 parliamentary elections, said Samajwadi Party MP Dimple Yadav on Wednesday. “It’s a Budget presented keeping the elections in mind.

While the government has given some relaxations to the middle class, it has not said anything about the Minimum Support Price for farmers, employment and youth,” Dimple Yadav told after the House adjourned for the day. She further said that the budget has been “disappointing” and they have also ignored the Railways. “Railways are also ignored in this budget.

It has been a disappointing budget,” Dimple Yadav added. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also said that the budget of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government increases inflation and unemployment in the country. “The BJP is completing a decade of its budget, when it did not give anything to the public earlier, what can we expect now? The BJP’s budget increases inflation and unemployment.

No hope of the farmers, labourers, youth, women, job professionals,” he said. Akhilesh Yadav, later, shared a video of a lion [apparently a hungry lion] and captioned it as saying that the hungry lion is angry because the BJP has neither made any arrangement for his survival nor has it established any manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh in the last 10 years.

“Perhaps this hungry lion of Etawah Lion Safari is angry because the BJP government has neither given the right budget for its food and maintenance nor has it set up any manufacturing unit in UP to advocate for its Makein-India programme in the last 10 years,” he tweeted along with a video

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