New Delhi: The congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on the Wednesday called the Union Budget a “damp squib” saying that it lacked vision and did not have mention of key issues like job creation. Reacting to Finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget, Rahul attacked the Narendra Modi government over the railway safety and questioned his dream project of bullet train. “We were expecting fireworks, instead got a damp squib. The budget lacked vision,” Rahul said.
According to Sharma, the economy was facing a downturn with a fall in demand and consumption. And credit off take for industry touching a 20-year low. He said that worse was that job losses were in the millions.
Budget 2017: We were expecting fireworks, instead got a damp squib, says Rahul Gandhi
“We expected the government minister to offer verity image of the economy,”he said. Pointing to what he known as was the incongruity of BJP celebrating United States President Donald Trump and also the latter threatening Indian jobs through his visa reforms. Sharma said, “The PM should take an assurance from the United States of America on safeguarding the jobs in IT sector and not show a haste in visiting the United States of America.”
The Congress slammed the Union Budget for the lacking of a vision for creating the jobs and for not announcing a loan release for farmers.
“We were expecting the fireworks, instead it was a damp of squib and it was a sher-o-shayari budget. “The main issue facing india today is creation of jobs. How are you progressing to solve that problem? On that front, there was no vision, no idea, and for farmers, there’s fully nothing” Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi same.
Rahul mocked the government by asking, “Modi had promised the bullet train. Where is the bullet train now? Railways’ basic problem is safety.”
“It is good move. We will support whatever steps are taken for cleansing political funding,” he added.