Bhopal: Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Ajay Singh on Tuesday said that the 2012-13 state budget presented today in the assembly should have mentioned the funds received from the Centre under various schemes.
"Had the amount of funds received from the Centre, been mentioned, truth would have come out about chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan`s allegations that the Centre was discriminating against Madhya Pradesh," he said in a statement issued here.
Terming the state budget as "directionless" he said, increase in VAT on cloth and power plants would hit the common man.
"The BJP would do well to find out how much money the state government had received during the NDA rule as well as during the Congress-led UPA government in the past," he said.
He further alleged that the budget had been prepared with an eye on next year`s assembly polls and hence it had been reduced to a "mere formality".