Budget is like fairy tale: Supriya Sule

Budget is like fairy tale: Supriya Sule

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New Delhi, Feb 10: NCP member Supriya Sule on Monday termed the Budget of fiscal year 2020-21 as very long and tedious and said the data given in it has nothing to do with reality and it looks like a fairy tale. During the debate on Union Budget in the Lok Sabha, Sule said the government was saying something in the Economic Survey, while there is something else in the budget.

She said it is not known from the budget, what direction is there in it and there is no vision on effective steps to be taken for the falling economy. Ms Sule said there is talk about bullet train in Mumbai, but not even an acre of land has been acquired till now, which proves the government wants to make people happy just by telling fairy tales.

In this budget, there is no such policy of the government, which could speed up the economy or reduce the increasing unemployment. Dayanidhi Maran of DMK said that budgeting is in the blood of people of the country, but the government wants to end the budget itself. ''The government wants the public to spend money, which is not right.

The provision made by the government regarding the Employees Provident Fund in the budget will harm the people,'' he said. Maran said LIC had been a profit-making venture for a long time, but the government blames the previous dispensation for the problems, adding that the government was working to sell the public sector undertakings of the country. The government used to take pride in undertakings like BSNL and Air India, but today, it is selling them itself, he stated. (UNI)