Congress Termed The Budget As Directionless, Anti Poor And Anti Common People

SRINAGAR, May 31:Congress has termed the budget as directionless which is primarily anti poor and anti common people, with no initiative to address the problems of unemployed youth and different sections of the Society.

Reacting to the budget presented today Chief Spokesperson Mr. Ravinder Sharma  has describe it as devoid of any major initiatives  to  provide relief  to different sections of people especially the unemployed youth, farmers, and daily wagers besides further burdening to the common people who are already facing the brunt of steep hike in prices on all commodities of daily use.

Mr. Sharma said that the Budget would lead to   rise in the prices of almost all items of common use of people. The budget has shattered the hopes of large number of unemployed youth, the agitating daily wagers, need based and other categories of workers working in different departments, besides the refugees, the farmers who have suffered huge losses to their crops in different parts of the State, besides neglecting the general demands of business community, who were demanding tax reforms. He said that the Budget proposals would lead to hike in the prices of all items of use of common and poor people. He said that the demands for removal of unreasonable tax on Vaishno Devi Yatris, CST items for ex-service men, besides necessary measures for the   youth and promotion of Trade and Industry are missing. The flood and rains affected people including traders and Farmers have also been left disappointed.

Mr. Sharma has termed the Budget as jugglery of words and devoid of any initiatives to meet the promises made by coalition partners to fulfill the expectations of different sections of society.

However, Mr. Sharma welcomed the welfare fund for the Journalists and the release of DA to the employees which was their well deserved right.   He sought review of the budgetary proposals to make it people friendly especially to the poor and common people and to address the different left out sections of the society in the budget.



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