NEW DELHI: BJP-ruled states praised the Union Budget as focused on boosting development, creating jobs and taking all sectors of society, but those governed by opposition parties expressed disappointment saying they lacked vision To revive the economy.
Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his counterparts from Karnataka and Goa, B S Yediyurappa and Pramod Sawant, said the Budget will help generate jobs, boost the rural economy and create infrastructure for growth. They thanked the prime minister Narendra Modi and finance minister for the budget.
The prime minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, described the budget of pro-people, as it was structured on the general theme of Ease of life.
I congratulate the Minister of Finance Smt. @Nsitharaman ji for a common man-centered budget, and for carrying forward the vision of Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji of a robust and vibrant India, Sawant added in a tweet.
Live plus But the Prime Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, the CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and his counterparts from Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Uddhav Thackeray and Kamal Nath, were not impressed by the budget proposals.
Banerjee criticized the central government's proposal to sell a portion of its shares in LIC, describing it as a plan to ambush the legacy of public institutions. Thackeray and Kejriwal claimed that the Budget gives maternal treatment to Maharashtra and Delhi.
Nath called the Budget disappointing and a maze of data, and said it lacked a plan to deal with the economic slowdown and inflation.
When Delhi does not figure in the priorities of the BJP, why should people vote for it? He said on Twitter in Hindi. Delhi had high expectations of the Budget, but the maternal treatment has been reapplied, Kejriwal said.
His deputy minister and minister of finance of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, also criticized the Budget as the greatest injustice to the people of the national capital.
At a press conference, he noted that the Center has allocated Rs 325 crore to the government of Delhi as part of the central taxes, which is the same since 2001. He claimed that the Delhiites give Rs 1.5 lakh crore as taxes to the Center annually, but no Do not give anything to the government of Delhi.
Punjab Prime Minister Amarinder Singh said the economy was not a priority for the government, as he criticized the Budget as high in pomposity and low in tangible. He said the central government led by BJP, which was too busy pursuing its negative and divisive agenda.
Singh destacó particularmente que el plan de acción de 16 puntos para la agricultura no menciona ninguna iniciativa o esquema para alentar la diversificación de cultivos, y una falla en la diversificación agravaría aún plus los problemas para el país en el frente agrícola.
Denominating the budget a juggling of words, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot He said there was no focus on helping people or industries. The budget discourse lacked any substance to solve the current economic crisis. It was simply a juggling of words with no focus on providing relief to ordinary people or industries, Gehlot tweeted.
The Rajasthan BJP responded to Gehlot's charges, saying that the Budget was balanced and inclusive and that the Minister of Finance Sitharaman properly focused on all sections.
The changes in the income tax slab are a great relief for the middle class. Each section has focused. Budgetary provisions have been made for the welfare of all sections and sectors, including education, health, infrastructure development, tribes, seniors, said BJP said President Satish Poonia.
The industrial agencies in Rajasthan gave a mixed reaction to the Budget.
The president of the Rajasthan Federation of Commerce and Industry, Suresh Agrawal, said that observing the current economic situation, companies and industries had high expectations of the Budget.
"The Budget should have been plus focused on business and industries. Exporters, textile and automobile industries will be benefitted with the Budget but MSME sector's expectations were not met," he said.
The president of the Confederation of Indian Industry, Rajasthan, Anand Mishra, said the Budget has covered many items. There is a good disbursement of Rs 2.5 billion rupees in tourism that we are sure that Rajasthan will be able to benefit. The elimination of the tax on dividends would lead to investment in the stock market.
Haryana CM Khattar also highlighted the budget provisions made for the tourism sector, thanking Sitharaman for announcing that Rakhigarhi, a site of the Indus Valley Civilization, will be developed as iconic sites with museums on the site.
He said this measure will give international recognition to Rakhigarhi and boost tourism revenue for Haryana.
This budget will also prove to be a milestone in terms of developing the country's basic infrastructure, growing farmers, jobs for young people and improving health facilities in the country, Adityanath said, adding that the budget protects the interests of each section of society.
His deputy Dinesh Sharma said that the Union Budget will fulfill the dream of New India.
It will also lay the foundations for an economy of 5 billion dollars. The New Educational Policy will bring a revolution in the education sector. The Study in India program will introduce higher education in India.
Yediyurappa said that the emphasis on rural India in the Budget will benefit farmers greatly.
This budget is a blessing for farmers. It is a clear reflection of the prime minister's desire to double farmers' income by 2022. The 'Jal Jivan' scheme extended to 100 districts with water shortages will benefit farmers greatly, he added. .
Kerala Prime Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the Budget will not help strengthen the economy or guarantee social security, but will increase inflation and unemployment. He also said that the legitimate needs of the southern state were completely ignored in the Budget.