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Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 23:35
  
Kolkata: Opposition Left Front criticised state Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday for failing to present a full budget in the assembly and said the government was taking the state towards 'financial anarchy.'

''The Finance Minister has failed to present a full budget in the assembly. He only made an extempore speech. This was not listed in the business of the House,'' Leader of the Opposition Surjya Kanta Mishra said at a press conference after the first day of discussion on the financial statement presented by Mitra.

Accusing the government of taking the state towards 'financial anarchy', he said ''The government is announcing new projects almost daily. It is not clear where the funds will come from.''

Mishra said after taking over the new government had passed a vote-on-account for two months and the Opposition had expected the finance minister to present a full budget.

''It seems the government is living hand-to-mouth. It has virtually passed a vote-on-account for a year. I have never seen the government fall into such a bad state.''

Describing Mitra's financial statement as 'direction less,' he said it was not clear what the government intended to do to bring down fiscal deficit or revenue deficit.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011, 23:35


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