Hailing the Union Budget as growth oriented, Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit thanked Centre for approving the third phase expansion of the
metro network in the city and allocating Rs 1,351 crore as budgetary support for it.
Terming the Union Budget 2010-11 as
"anti-farmers", AIKS today demanded
immediate withdrawal of increase in customs and excise duties
on fuel, constitution of a price stabilisation fund and a slew
of other measures.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Wednesday said the government`s refusal to roll back the fuel price hike "reflects a flawed economic thinking and insensitivity to the sufferings of the people".
Indian industry on Friday welcomed the Union Budget for 2010-11 saying it was a balanced approach though it expressed disappointment over the hike in minimum alternate tax (MAT) from 15 per cent to 18 per cent.