BSP, BJD criticise Budget proposals

Terming the budget as urban oriented, BSP on Friday said it will increase the prices of commodities.

Updated: Mar 16, 2012, 17:15 PM IST

New Delhi: Terming the budget as "urban
oriented", BSP on Friday said it will increase the prices of
commodities.

"The budget presented by Finance Minister is not rural
oriented. It is urban oriented," said BSP leader Vijay Pratap
Bahadur outside Parliament.

He said there are about 60 crore people who are below
poverty line and it will not help them.

"Unless you take steps to increase the production of
wheat, vegetables and other commodities there is no meaning of the budget. The budget will increase the prices of commodities further," he said.

BJD also termed the budget as "disappointing".

"The Finance Minister has missed an opportunity to come
up with bold reforms as well as have an inclusive growth in
rural India. The amount being allocated to education and
health is far below what was expected and required," BJD
leader Kalikesh Singhdeo said.

The BJD MP said, "The reform orientation process of the
government is ambiguous and opaque. It is a disappointing
budget."

"The inclusive growth factor is missing. The rural India
and poor India has been victimised by the budget because the
direct taxes have been given leeway whereas indirect taxes
have been increased on commodities such as cycles which will
affect the common man," he added.

PTI

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