New Delhi, Feb 1 : Reacting to the interim budget for 2019-20 presented in Parliament by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday termed the Union Government’s announcement to give economic support to farmers as an 'insult' to farmers.
In a post on social media, Mr gandhi said,'Dear NoMo, 5 years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs. 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for”, Mr Gandhi tweeted with a hashtag #AkhriJumlaBudget.'
Earlier in the day, Unoin Minister Piyush Goyal announced the PM Kisan Samman scheme, which is aimed to give Rs 6000 a year to farmers, who own less than 2 hectares of land, with retrospective effect from December 2018.
Mr Goyal allotted Rs. 75,000 crore for the scheme in 2019-20 and added that the assistance will be given in three installments in a year. (UNI)