“Betrayal Of Salaried And Middle Classes”: Opposition Slams Budget


'Betrayal Of Salaried And Middle Classes': Opposition Slams Budget

New Delhi:

The opposition slammed the Union budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in parliament today, saying it has nothing for the middle classes, farmers or women. Congress’s Manish Tewari called it “Insipid Unimaginative Uninspiring Unrealistic Unimplementable”.

Congress’s Rahul Gandhi tweeted:

“Disappointing budget. Achhe din pushed even further away. No relief to middle class,” said senior party leader Shashi Tharoor.

“India’s Salaried Class & Middle Class were hoping for relief in times of pandemic, all round pay cuts and back breaking inflation. FM & PM have again deeply disappointed them in Direct Tax measures. This is a betrayal of India’s Salaries Class & Middle Class,” tweeted Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Shiv Sena’s Priyanka Chaturvedi tweeted:

Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien hit out at the government saying, “Diamonds are this government’s best friend. For the rest— farmers, middle class, daily earners, unemployed— this is a PM (Does Not) Care Budget2022”.

On the one hand, the Budget talks of climate action and protecting the environment. On the other, it pushes ecologically disastrous river-linking projects. Rhetoric sounds nice. But actions matter more. On that front, the Modi govt is on a destructive path.