Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2020 today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi rued that the budget speech was probably the longest speech with “a lot of rambling and repetition”.
He went on to say that the Union Budget was “hollow”.
“The main issue the country is facing today is unemployment. I didn’t see any concrete idea that would help our youngsters get jobs. I saw a lot of tactical stuff some redundant things but no central idea. It describes the government quiet well…. lot of repetition, rambling…it is the mindset of the government. All talk….nothing happening. But the country is of course suffering. You know exactly what’s going on, you know that you don’t have a future as far as jobs are concerned.” Gandhi said.
On the other hand, Former Finance Minister, Congress’s P Chidambaram, giving an abysmal rating to the union budget 2020, said that the budget failed to meet any of the key BE targets- nominal GDP growth, fiscal deficit, net tax revenue collection, disinvestment revenue or total expenditure. “There’s no assurance that she’ll meet targets set for 2020-21,” Chidambaram said.
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