Rail budget reaction: BJP welcomes SP expresses dissatisfaction
Lucknow: The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) government of Uttar Pradesh and other political parties besides Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have expressed their dissatisfaction with the second rail budget on National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government presented on Thursday by Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Here is what political parties said:
Prabhu failed in rail budget: Samajwadi Party
“Suresh Prabhu failed to stand on the expectations of citizens of India, the fare had already been increased while the freight will be increased soon. He is now dependent on the private public partnership (PPP) module to fulfill all the promises,” said SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary.
There is nothing in this rail budget: Congress
“There is nothing in this budget. This budget is the imitation of older rail budget and is very disheartening for the Indian citizens,” said state vice-president of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) Satyadev Tripathi.
Now the monitoring of quality of food being served in the trains will not be done because a contract of more than 100 pantries will be given to one contract, he added.
He should also clarify that from where the funds of renovation of rail tracks will come.
Nothing for Uttar Pradesh: RLD
Reacting on the rail budget Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) state president Munna Singh Chauhan said that from Uttar Pradesh point of view, the budget is very disheartening as neither new trains have been announced nor any special UP oriented scheme of railways.
The budget is nothing but a compilation older rail budgets.
Expressing capriciousness on the rail budet, BJP’s state president Dr Lakshmikant Bajpayi termed it as historical.
“The rail budget is the backbone of UP and it is based on—‘Chalo milkar kuch naya kare’ (let us work together on something new) concept,” he said.
- Funds allotted for 17 new rail survey works.
- Work to be started on 26 new rail routes.
- 5 rail divisions will undergo electrification including the Kalyanpur-Kasganj-Mathura rail division.