Terming the Union budget as anti-farmer, TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rendered injustice to the Telangana State in his 2017 budget introduced today.
In a pressnote issued here after the introduction of the Union budget, Uttam said there was nothing new in the budget even as the Narendra Modi government chanted that it would unearth black money and curb corruption with the demonetization of big currency notes. “The budget is nothing but magic of numbers”, he observed. He said the Union government has allocated Rs 10 lakh crore for the agriculture sector which is of no use to the farmers.
“The banks were imposing several conditions in lending loans to the farmers. Though the Centre made tall claims, it failed to announce support price to farmers’ produce. There was no use in giving crop loans to farmers without strengthening the market and not instilling confidence among the farmers with regard to prices to their produce”, he said, adding that Jaitly’s budget did severe injustice to the Telangana State. The Centre also failed to include a single assurance given to Telangana State during the bifurcation of undivided State.
The Congress leader also lamented that the Centre allotted AIMS to Gujarat instead of giving it to Telangana State as promised in the past and was causing gross injustice to the newly-formed Telangana State in every budget. He blamed the TRS MPs for miserably failing to pressurize the Centre to fulfill even a single assurance made to Telangana State in the Reorganization of Andhra Pradesh State.
The employees are also not happy with the budget as it only increased tax exemption limit from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh, he s aid, adding that the budget was totally anti-people and anti-farmer. (NSS)