Akhilesh Yadav slams Union Budget 2018-19 as 'pro-rich'
Lucknow: Slamming the Union Budget 2018-19, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday tagged it as 'pro-rich', saying, it reflected the bias of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) towards the rich.
"The budget is a big disappointment for the poor, farmers and the middle class," said former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister.
CM Yogi Adityanath, on the other hand, lauded the Union Budget 2018-19 as being "focussed on the youth, poor and women".
He said it provided for setting up eight of the 24 new medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi deserves special praise.
Adityanath also praised the Budget for proposing free electricity connections to the poor and eight crore cooking-gas connections under the Ujjwala scheme.
"The budget is one which will take the economy forward, has a new vision for India's infrastructure and ensure comprehensive progress and prosperity for villages" he added.