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Mayawati calls Budget 'jumlebazi', says it can’t change country’s destiny

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 February 2019, 08:13 PM
Mayawati claimed the Budget was ‘unsettling’ for the common people.
Mayawati claimed the Budget was ‘unsettling’ for the common people.

BSP president Mayawati on Thursday termed the interim budget presented by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal as ‘jumlebazi', or empty rhetoric, that did not address the ground realities. The BSP chief said that the Budget is away from ground reality and bitter facts and one driven by 'jumlebazi', the BSP chief Mayawati on Friday said that during the five years of the BJP’s rule, the chasm of economic parity had increased more profoundly.

Making a scathing attack, the BSP chief said that economic disparities had grown during the last five years with only a handful of capitalists benefiting, instead of farmers and the poor.

"This is wrong and against the interest of the country.  The last Budget of the BJP government before the elections is far from the ground reality and the bitter truth, and is mostly jumlebazi,' the Bahujan Samaj Party chief said. Jumlebazi cannot change the destiny of the country and end longstanding problems like poverty, unemployment and inflation,” she said in a statement.

“It needs a firm resolve to solve them, which has been absent in the governments at the helm so far at the Centre," she said.

She claimed the Budget was ‘unsettling’ for the common people and compared it to "unfulfilled electoral promises and decisions like demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST)”.

Mayawati claimed the benefit of Central schemes meant for labourers, farmers and the poor had not reached the needy, but the ‘capitalists’ had gained. Referring to the coming Lok Sabha elections, the BSP president urged people to evaluate the ‘wrong policies and the arrogance’ of the BJP government.

She asked them not to fall prey to its efforts to divert attention from its failures by inciting religious sentiments.

With PTI Inputs

First Published: Friday, February 01, 2019 08:13 PM
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