Union Budget 2021 invoked a strong reaction from members of the Congress party who slammed Sitharaman’ and asked for a bold budget. Manish Tiwari said that there was “no Central focus on Budget.” 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.
The TMC lashed out at the Centre over the Union Budget on Monday, saying it was 100 per cent "visionless" and its theme was "sell India." The remarks came after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman read out the Union Budget speech in the Lok Sabha. "India's first paperless budget is also a 100% visionless budget. Theme of the fake budget is Sell India!" TMC spokesperson Derek O'Brien said. "Railways: sold, Airports: sold, Ports: sold, Insurance: sold PSUs: 23 sold!" O'Brien claimed common people and farmers were ignored, adding that the Budget would make the rich richer and the poor poorer, while the middle class got "nothing". The Rajya Sabha MP also highlighted statistics to show how West Bengal had developed rural roads. Speaking on similar lines, party leader and MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy termed it a "useless budget" that will aggravate the economic crisis instead of resolving issues. "This budget is a complete hoax. It will not solve the problem of unemployment as it has got no roadmap to increase jobs," Roy said. Let us have a look at some of the reactions....
FM’s Talkthorn oblivious that growth rate of GDP is in a record 37th month decline.Worst Crisis since 1991.— Manish Tewari (@ManishTewari) February 1, 2021
Except for a National Monetisation Plan - short hand for National Sell out no Central Focus in Budget.
Bottom line-Will not grow economy but sell the family silver.
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.” #Budget2021— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 1, 2021
#Budget2021 is disappointing as it is without a roadmap for accelerating growth & revival of consumer demand. The FM could have been brave but chose to be timid. The nation needed a bold budget & more direct transfers to the weaker sections to revive demand, restart job creation.— Anand Sharma (@AnandSharmaINC) February 1, 2021
🔸रेल बेच देंगे— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 1, 2021
🔸सड़क बेच देंगे
🔸एयरपोर्ट बेच देंगे
🔸बिजली बेच देंगे
🔸किसानी बेच देंगे
🔸वेयरहाउस बेच देंगे
सौगंध मुझे इस मिट्टी की
मैं देश नहीं बिकने दूंगा! 🇮🇳
#Budget2021 must:— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 1, 2021
-Support MSMEs, farmers and workers to generate employment.
-Increase Healthcare expenditure to save lives.
-Increase Defence expenditure to safeguard borders.
India’s first paperless budget is also a 100% visionless budget.Theme of the fake budget is Sell India!— Derek O'Brien | ডেরেক ও'ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) February 1, 2021
Common people ignored. Farmers ignored.
Rich get richer,nothing for middle class,poor get poorer (1/3)
यह बजट चंद बड़ी कम्पनियों को फ़ायदा पहुंचाने वाला बजट है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 1, 2021
ये बजट महंगाई के साथ आम जन-मानस की समस्याएं बढ़ाने का काम करेगा।