Govt handing over India's assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced tax reforms including scrapping income tax for senior citizens under in the Union Budget 2021.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 1 Feb 2021 10:33 AM GMT

Govt handing over Indias assets to crony capitalists: Rahul Gandhi on Union Budget
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Union Budget 2021 Reaction| FM oblivious to economic decline: Congress leaders slam Budget
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Union Budget 2021 invoked a strong reaction from members of the Congress party who slammed Sitharaman’s budgetary address to be oblivious of economic decline in the country. Taking a dig at the Centre, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the “nation needed a bold budget and more direct transfers to the weaker sections to revive demand, restart job creation.” Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said that there was “no Central focus on Budget.”

Rahul Gandhi Reaction on Union Budget:

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Centre on Monday following the presentation of the 2021-22 Union Budget, alleging that the Narendra Modi government plans to handover India's assets to crony capitalists.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi highlighted sectors that the government “must” focus on in their Budget, including the MSME sector. Gandhi also urged on the need to generate employment for the farmers. And workers in the country and increase expenditure in the healthcare and defence sectors.

https://twitter.com/RahulGandhi/status/1356106187691839492

No central focus in Budget, says Manish Tiwari

https://twitter.com/ManishTewari/status/1356143238550327299

Budget 2021: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor reacts

Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor took a dig at the Centre over the budget, saying "this BJP government reminds me of the garage mechanic who told his client, 'I couldn't fix your brakes, so I made your horn louder'."

https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/1356142111976898561

Needed a bold budget: Congress leader Anand Sharma

The Union Budget invoked a strong reaction from members of the Congress party who slammed Sitharaman’s speech to be oblivious of declining GDP. Taking a dig at the Centre, Congress leader Anand Sharma said that the “nation needed a bold budget and more direct transfers to the weaker sections to revive demand, restart job creation."

https://twitter.com/AnandSharmaINC/status/1356150088582787073

Shortly after it was presented in the parliament, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hailed Budget 2021 as the budget for an AtmaNirbhar Bharat that will strengthen the economy.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced tax reforms including scrapping income tax for senior citizens under in the Union Budget 2021. Sitharaman also extended social security benefits to platform and gig workers. As part of a newly launched Aaatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana. Also, Sitharaman allotted Rs 35,000 crore for coronavirus vaccines in the country. A budget of 2 lakh crore was allocated for the healthcare sector.

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