Union Budget pro-corporate, anti-poor: CPI(M)
Jammu: State unit of CPI(M) on Saturday slammed
the Union Budget as "anti-poor", and said it betrays a clear
bias towards the corporate and the rich.
"The Budget reflects clear bias towards the corporate and
the rich, who have been given tax rebates that will further
widen the gap between the rich and poor," CPI(M) state
secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said.
The Budget is anti-poor and devoid of vision to tackle
galloping price rise that has hit common man country wide, he
In a statement, he flayed the Central government for
announcing cut in subsidies to fertilizers by 6,000 crore,
saying the step will propel fertilizer prices and harm the
interests of farmers especially those who own small holdings.
He also opposed the cut in subsidies in fuel prices by
25,000 crore, saying the move would inevitably lead to
further hikes in fuel prices, which will have cascading impact
on the prices of all essential commodities.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- To Sir with Love: School kids pay tribute to Dr Kalam
- DNA: Complete analysis of APJ Abdul Kalam's life and achievements
- 6 leaders were in contact with Dawood Ibrahim till 26/11: Report
- Kalam's body flown to Delhi; PM, Prez lead nation in paying homage
- Rameswaram waits to give final salute to Dr Abdul Kalam
- When UN declared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's 79th birthday as World Students' Day
- Ready to see Shah Rukh-Salman together on-screen?
- APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral: Why Rameswaram was chosen over New Delhi?
- SC refuses stay on Yakub Memon's hanging: As it happened
- New SC bench to hear 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon's plea on Wednesday