Central Government’s tradition of injustice towards Maharashtra also continues in 2022 budget, says Dy CM Ajit Pawar
Hours after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the budget for the financial year 2022-23, Deputy Chief Minister of Mahrarashtr Ajit Pawar on Tuesday criticized the Center, alleging that the government led by the BJP had also continued its tradition of unfairness towards Maharashtra in this year’s budget.
The NCP chief said the Center has collected a total of Rs. 2 lakh 20,000 crore in GST in the current financial year, of which Rs 48,000 crore has been recovered from Maharashtra. “In exchange for this central GST, Maharashtra only got back five and a half thousand rupees. This injustice is clearly reflected in this year’s budget and it is not possible to know what happened to Maharashtra from budget,” said Ajit Pawar.
Reacting to the budget presented by FM Nirmala Sitharaman in Parliament, Ajit Pawar added that this year’s budget was as “meaningless” as previous budgets. “After completely failing to promise 2 million jobs every year, a new hope of 60 lakh jobs has been shown this year,” he said.
“Like the announcements of ‘Make in India’, ‘Self-reliant India’, it looks like the announcements in this year’s budget have also exploded,” Mr Pawar added.
“There are no concrete announcements in this budget to reduce inflation and increase employment,” added Ajit Pawar.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today tabled the Union Budget 2022-23 in the Lok Sabha and later in the Rajya Sabha.
Parliament’s budget session began on January 31 with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind. The first part of the budget session of the Union of Parliament is held from January 31 to February 11 and the second part of the budget session is from March 14 to April 8.
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Posted: Tuesday 01 February 2022, 18:03 IST