Budget of sher o shayari, nothing for youths, farmers: Rahul Gandhi
We were expecting some fireworks, instead it was a damp squib, says Rahul Gandhi.
Soon after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley concludes his Budget presentation, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi contended it has nothing for youths and farmers.
Speaking to reporters outside parliament, Rahul said: "We were expecting some fireworks, instead it was a damp squib.”
Reacting to the Budget presented by Union Finance Minister, the Congress leader said the country is facing fundamental issues, like unemployment, farmers problem, but the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government didn't offered something substantial on these fronts.
“It's a Budget of 'Sher o shayari', it has nothing for the unemployed youths or the farmers,” the Congress vice president mocked at Arun Jaitley's speech.
Highlights of Union Budget 2017-18:
- Will complete 1,00,00,000 houses by 2019 for houseless and those living in kaccha houses
- Allocation for highways raised to Rs. 64,000 crore
- Rs. 10,000 crore for recapitalisation of banks
- Allocation for Scheduled Castes raised to Rs. 55,393 crore
- For youth, proposed to introduce a system of measuring annual learning; Science to be given focus
By May 1, 2018, 100 per cent village electrification will be achieved
- Sanitation in rural areas has gone up from 42 per cent in October 2014 (launch of Swachh Bharat) to 60 per cent now
- PMGSY roads work accelerated to 133 km roads per day in 2016-17 as against 73km per day during 2011-14
- Highest ever allocation for MNREGA at Rs 48,000 crore. Participation of women in MGNREGA up to 55 per cent
- National Testing, highest single authority for Entrance Exams to be set up
- Two AIIMS to be set up in states of Gujarat and Jharkhand
- For senior citizens, Aadhar cards giving their health condition will be introduced
- Budget allocation for welfare of women and children under various ministries increased to Rs 1,84,632 crore
- All Railway coaches to have Bio-Toilets by 2019