Kolkata: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee terms union budget as ‘anti-people’. She slams this budget 2018 as a ‘Flop’ Budget. On the contrary hitting out the Budget, Mamata Banerjee claims that for Bengal’s it’s a budget of ‘ na ghar ka na ghat ka’.
A day before the Union Budget 2018-19 is presented, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took a dig at the central government, claiming that budget would be with a look at the Lok Sabha election election to be held next year.
“We never deliver a budget looking at the elections. Ours is a developmental budget. It is always a budget for the people. No matter what happens our government will never take up any anti-people programme,” she claimed.
About the impending Panchayat elections in Bengal, the Chief Minister said all the elections must be completed by August this year and urged party leaders to complete pending works within that time.”The panchayat election will happen within the next three to four months because the tenure of the current panchayat will get over by August this year,” said Banerjee earlier.
Derek O’Brien, Leader of All India Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party in Rajya Sabha attacks Budget 2018 as – Super-flop show; big bluff show. No mechanism to implement announcements.
He further adds that It is clear that all sections are displeased, disappointed, angry : the unemployed, the farmers, the youth, SC/ST, majority, minority.
People have lost their trust in this government. People have lost their faith. After today’s Budget, their credibility is now zero. Bengal gives free treatment and medicines. Our schemes on health, education and the emancipation of girls have already been implemented.
Bengal has already doubled farmer income in 5 years, he claims.