Budget highly disappointing: Bhupesh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday termed the Union Budget 2022-23 as completely ‘disappointing and directionless’.

The budget was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.

Baghel said the budget has no provisions for farmers, labourers, youth, unemployed and women. People had high hopes but did not find any substantive benefits. There is nothing about doubling the income of farmers. Thus, the central government has failed to fulfill the promise of doubling the income of farmers by 2022. He added that no provisions have also been made as per the earlier announcements in the last budget. No allocation has been made for the announcement of making 100 smart cities across the country.

Similarly, the budget has not provided any substantial contribution for the unemployed, youth and women, Baghel said. It is silent on providing any major relief to the rural economy, agriculture, middle class and common people, he claimed. It reflects that there is no vision or plan of action to take the country ahead, he said.