Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister
Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday termed the Union Budget as
"disappointing" and "inflationary".
"The Union Budget presented by the Finance Minister
Pranab Mukherjee is disappointing and inflationary as the
excise duty and service tax were raised to 12 per cent from
the present 10 per cent," Chouhan said in his reaction here.
The budget had once again exposed the Centre`s anti-poor
and anti-weaker section attitude, he added.
Chouhan also said that lack of strong political will and
uncertainty in policies had resulted in 1.5 per cent decline
in growth rate, which was a matter of concern.
The decline in industrial growth too was worrying, he