Jaipur: Terming the Rajasthan budget as
anti-people and inflationary, Opposition BJP today said it has
nothing new in the crucial areas like education and health.
"Nothing was done in education and medical sector to
which people are directly linked," Deputy Leader of Opposition
Ghanshayam Tiwari told reporters.
"By making certain proposals with regard to aided
educational institutions, the government has shown its
intention of withdrawing assistance to such institutions,
which would ultimately ruin them," Tiwari claimed.
The BJP leader also criticised the government`s proposal
to increase the electricity rate by 10 paise per unit for
customers who uses over 100 units in Municipal areas.
"Increasing tax on vehicles is another anti-people
announcement made by the Chief Minister who is also a poor
finance minister of the state," he said, adding the budget
would disturb the economic structure of the state.
Meanwhile, CPI(M) MLA Amra Ram also said the budget was
totally inflationary and nothing admirable was done by the
government except proposal of raising pension.
"The budget is disappointing and against the hopes of
people, who were expecting positive announcements related to
prevailing problems of inflation, water crisis etc. Increase
in VAT will surely raise inflation," he said.
However, he said, announcement of increasing pensions is
a good decision.