Budget Session of UP legislature to be stormy for obvious reasons
Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to face a lot of heat in the first full budget session of the state legislature assembly which begins on Tuesday on the law and order and some other situations faced by the state.
The opposition, mainly the Samajwadi Party, which has been removed from power by the Bharatiya Janata Party, is likely to raise caste clashes in Saharanpur, non-fulfillment of promise to make the state roads pot-hole free, farmers' suicide and such topics to embarrass the government.
Soon after taking over the reins, the government had taken action against unauthorised slaughterhouses which has thrown hundreds of people out of job.
The owners and meat sellers who were affected have got support of the opposition which considered the move as politically beneficial for their style of politics.
The government at its first cabinet meeting had announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers but it has not so far taken all the necessary follow-up measures.
It is yet to disclose the source of additional revenue to fill the gap to be created by loan write-off. It will also come handy to the opposition.
The lynching of five people in Raebareli district over a cash dispute will be used by the opposition as the main weapon against the ruling BJP government. The weapon has become even more fatal since the internal tiff between two ministers of the Yogi government came to the fore.
The cow vigilantes have attacked some members of the minority community in some parts of the state on some pretext or the other. Even those who were not carrying beef were manhandled because they were suspected to be doing so.
In the name of protecting girls some self-appointed anti-romeo groups have harassed boys and girls in some parts of the state. They claimed themselves supporters of the ruling party and were let off by the police for this reason in some areas. Secondly, this move has also failed in curbing the real crimes against women.
The government had made huge promises about electricity supply which it has failed miserably in fulfilling. It will also be used as an important tool against the government.
Apart from these issues, the opposition is also likely to attack the government on its idea of retiring the government officials over the age of 50 years after conducting their screening.
The Congress party may also raise the issue of film 'Indu Sarkar' in the legislative assembly. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has also made all the preparation to attack the government. According to the political experts, apparently for the first time ever, BSP will be seen shouting in tunes over the issues with arch-rival Samajwadi Party.
What Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary said to newstrack.com?
- We are not short of issues as the government has not yet fulfilled any of its promises.
- Be it law and order, farmers' loan waiver, power supply or women’s safety, the Yogi government has failed to turn their hollow promises into reality.
- The government has not worked so far.
- We surely will ask questions to get proper answers in the assembly.
We are ready, claims Yogi government
The UP government, however, is confident of smooth functioning of the assembly during the Budget Session. The government believes that the amount of work they have done during the first 100 days has never been done in the regimes of other parties.
The government claims that anti-Romeo squad was a huge success as it not only has curbed the molestation cases against women across the state, but stringent action has also been taken against the serious offenders.
The state government also claimed that without allocation of proper budget, they have made over 72,000 kilometers of roads of the state pot-hole free. It further claimed that all the district headquarters are getting 24-hour electricity while villages are getting 18-hour power supply.
About the Budget (expectations)
This would be the first full budget of the Yogi government and it is expected that the finance minister of the state would suggest some ideas to implement the loan waiver scheme for the farmers, which is hurting the government severely. It is being expected that the 2017-18 budget will include measures to eliminate additional resources to offload Rs. 36,000 crore meant for crop loan waiver.
The presentation of budget would be made on July 11 while it would get clearance on July 28. As per BJP, the first budget will be dedicated to villages, poor, farmers and youths.
It 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.
"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."
All these issues suggest that the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh is not going to have a pleasant Budget Session beginning from Tuesday.