Assam Pradesh Congress Committee dubs Assam Budget as 'fraudulent'
The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has dubbed the State Budget 2021-22 as ‘history’s most fraudulent budget’.
GUWAHATI: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has dubbed the State Budget 2021-22 as 'history's most fraudulent budget'.
Addressing a press conference in Rajiv Bhawan on Saturday, APCC president Ripun Bora said that the pandemic has led to the loss of livelihood of the working class in the unorganized sector and these people are suffering but there is no relief for them in the budget.
"Not a single word has been uttered to give relief to these people hard hit by pandemic and price rise in the budget. There is no mention in the budget for controlling the abnormal price hike of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and life-saving medicines that is crippling the common man. No mention of price regulation measures in the budget reflects the government's callousness towards the existence of the lower-income group and middle-income group of the society," said Bora. The government's promise to employ one lakh people is like a drop of water in the ocean as the state has 38 lakh unemployed youth, Bora said. He pointed out that the BJP government had promised that micro-finance loans for women would be waived and there is mention of Rs 12,500 crore that is needed for the purpose but only Rs 7,500 crore has been allocated for the purpose.
"From the speech of Finance Minister Ajanta Neog, it appears that she is concerned only with payment of Rs 25,000 as a relief. By dividing the micro-finance beneficiaries into three sections and allotting Rs 7,500 crore, it is evident that many women would be deprived of the scheme. Hence non-fulfilment of the electoral promise to waive off all micro-finance loans of all women of Assam is the biggest betrayal of the BJP government and party to the women of Assam who came out in large numbers to vote for them believing in this promise," said Bora.