Step-motherly treatment meted out to Delhi: Kejriwal on Union Budget. Photo-ANI
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her second Union Budget earlier today. T
he union budget 2020-21 was presented today in Parliament eyeing to energies the economy of India through a combination of short-term, medium-term, and long term measures.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that the citizens of Delhi had high expectations from the Union Budget but instead they received stepmotherly treatment. "The people of Delhi had huge expectations from the Budget but instead received stepmotherly treatment. Delhi is not in BJP's priority list, then why should the citizens of Delhi vote for BJP? When BJP is disappointing Delhi just before the election, will it keep its promises after the elections," Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Soon after the presentation of Union Budget 2020-2021 by Sitharaman, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called it "hollow" and "tactical stuff without any central idea".
"The main issue is unemployment. I did not see any concrete, strategic idea that could help our youngsters get jobs. There were redundant things in the budget and I did not see any central idea," Rahul Gandhi said.
"It describes the government quite well. There is a lot of repetition, a lot of rambling and nothing concrete. It describes the mindset of the government, all talk and nothing concrete," he said.
Slamming the Union Budget as high on 'pomposity' and low on tangibles, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the economy was clearly not a priority for the BJP-led Central Government, which was too busy pursuing its negative and divisive agenda.
"The budget was nothing but mere rhetoric," said the Chief Minister, adding that the government failed to address the problems of any section of the society, "be it the farmers, the youth, the industry, business or the middle class and the poor."
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