Oppn: Issue of unemployment not addressed in Budget

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi during the discussion on issues relating to Rafale deal, in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, Friday, Jan 4, 2019. (LSTV grab via PTI)

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi during the discussion in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi, Friday, Jan 4, 2019. (LSTV grab via PTI)

The Congress on Saturday said the Union budget is lacking in stimulus for growth. The budget does not address the main issue of unemployment and describes the mindset of the government which is “all talk and nothing happening”.

The opposition party said the budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman comprises piecemeal measures, repackaged schemes, jugglery of tax slabs, and has no real solutions to solve the economic crisis.

Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has criticised the Budget. He said that there is nothing concrete in it to provide jobs to the youth. Talking to media outside Parliament, he said the budget has a lot of technicalities and repititions.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav termed the budget as one of the worst in the last decade. He said it has nothing concrete for farmers and unemployed. He also criticised the tax reduction announced today. He questioned how it will benefit people when incomes are decreasing.

NCP leader Supriya Sule said that there is nothing new and substantial in the Budget. She also questioned government for giving credit to Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme for women empowerment. She said the budget has nothing new for the welfare of women.

Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut also called the budget hopless budget. He alleged that there is no road map for the 5 trillion dollar economy

The Congress, on its official Twitter handle, also said that core sector growth stood at 1.3 per cent in December, despite a significant fall from the same time last year, and budget has failed to lay out a roadmap on how the government plans to address this serious issue.

(With inputs from PTI)