Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Wednesday down played criticism aired by some of the ruling Congress members against certain budget proposals presented by Finance Minister K M Mani last week.
The Finance Minister presented a very good budget for the Congress led UDF government, Chandy said while replying to questions on the matter during cabinet briefing here.
On the ciriticism by some Congress MLAs about the budget, Chandy said in a democracy everybody has the freedom of expression. The discussion on the budget in the House itself was way to express once views, he said.
Chandy also refuted reports that there was move to isolate Finance Minister Mani in the UDF. " Such reports are not true and there is no basis for it", he added.