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Opposition gears up to take on Yogi government in Budget session

“Yogi government is working really hard to fulfill all the promises made by BJP in its election manifesto. Similar to the Centre, the state government would also be dedicated to villages, poor, farmers and youths,” claimed BJP spokesperson

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 11 July 2017 3:13 AM GMT

Opposition gears up to take on Yogi government in Budget session
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh budget session, starting from Tuesday, will witness the criticisms from opposition regarding the recently implemented Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Law and Order situation of the state.

Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said his party will raise the issue of rising crime graph across the state and the other severe issues like farmer suicide.

Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Pratap Lallu said, “ Besides the raisisng the issue of deteriorating law and order, we will also point out at the farmers committing suicide due to loan burden but while the state government has failed to come out with a clear policy of loan waiver.

The opposition has also stated that the focus will also be on GST and its negative impact on small and medium firms. “GST today is a ‘burning issue’ and on certain items it will hurt small and medium firms. We have decided to highlight objections raised by traders against the Goods and Services Taxes,” said the SP spokesperson.

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The budget session schedule:

  • According to the schedule approved by assembly speaker Hridaynath Dixit, the budget session will have 14 sittings.
  • Separate days have been earmarked for discussions on the 2017-18 budget and provisions for departments before it is passed.
  • The budget session will end on July 28.

The UP budget 2017-18 will also throw light on the utilisation of Rs. 34,000 crore required to meet expenses for implementation of the seventh pay panel’s recommendations.

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“Yogi government is working really hard to fulfill all the promises made by BJP in its election manifesto. Similar to the Centre, the state government would also be dedicated to villages, poor, farmers and youths,” claimed BJP spokesperson Manish Shukla, adding, “This is going to be a historic budget.”

It could be recalled that the first session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly after the BJP government came to power in March had witnessed ruckus by opposition parties and all the issues suggest that the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh is not going to have a pleasant Budget Session beginning today.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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