Giving their reaction on the central budget, Gujarat government spokesperson Ministers Jainarayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel said the first budget of newly elected UPA government is disappointing. Instead of pumping up new optimism, this budget would push already slow-down hit people in further frustration.
“Important issues such as employment of youths and agricultural infrastructure are ignored in the budget,” Ministers said.
“The Congress party has yet not come out of its Vote bank politics. Just because of Vote bank politics, there has been announcement for financial aid to universities such as Kurshidabad and Pallapuram, but unfortunately there has been no similar announcement for any aid to Somnath Sanskrit University, Banaras Hindu University or Ayurved University. A budget, based on Vote bank politics would make the development process blind,” Vyas and Patel added.
“There has been no provision for coastal security in the budget. Very sadly, the nation’s fiscal deficit is not under government’s control. In year 2008-09 it was 2.7 %, today it is 6.2%. Gujarat is known for its Textile industry, but Textile soaps are announced just for the states ruled by UPA allies. How can such politically biased approach make a healthy development,” Ministers asked.
“The central government has once again disaproved a demand of declaring Sardar Sarovar Narmada Yojna, a national project. The central government has failed to understand importance of Narmada Yojna. The budget is silent on Diamond workers plight. Taxes are announced on import of Gold but on the other hand discounts are given to branded jewelery. This will make Gold ornament workers unemployed,” Vyas and Patel added.