Bengaluru, Feb 1: Former Karnataka Chief Minister and JD(S)-Congress coalition government Coordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah termed the Budget presented by Union Minister Piyush Goyal ‘anti farmer’.
In his reaction, he told newsmen that “the interim budget for the year 2019-20 is anti farmer as well as anti-youth’. Stating that there is no immediate relief to the farmers as well as youth forces, when they were in distress, he said that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed both these sections”.
Referring to the budget proposal of remitting Rs 6000 to the farmers account and another Rs 3000 to those working in unorgaised sector, he said that “It is only election focused promises. People of the country would never believe Modi government, as it has failed to implement promises made by him during the pre-2014 Lok Sabha elections”.
In his reaction, Karnataka Home Minister M B Patil dubbed the Interim budget as ‘only eye washing’ and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has no any commitment to implement it.
Maintaining that the Union government which had doled out several promises only with an eye on the coming Lok Sabha elections, Mr Patil said that “once elections over new government will come and the Interim budget will lose its validity” he added.
Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly B S Yeddyurappa, who is also BJP State President
B S Yeddyurappa, in his reaction, welcoming the Budget said that it is in favour of farmers, poor and working class. He gave a call to BJP workers to celebrate through out the State the presentation of budget.
Terming it as historical budget, he said that more than 12 crore farmers will be benefited, middle class and government employees will be benefited with increase in Tax exemption to Rs 5 lakh from Rs 2.5 lakhs.
Mr Yeddyurappa said that "Mr Siddaramaiah may criticise the budget, but Economists have appreciated the budget".(UNI)