`Nirmam` Budget`: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel on Union Budget 2023-24

NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, along with other Opposition leaders slammed the Budget for FY24 and termed it as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘nirmam’ budget. ‘Nirmam’ in Hindi means ruthless or stone-hearted.

Interacting with the reporters, he said- there is nothing in this budget for the youth of the country, farmers, women, tribals, or the scheduled castes. He alleged that the Budget was made to woo the public for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2024 elections. Moreover, he claimed that the Budget did not allocate anything for the state of Chhattisgarh.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also expressed his disappointment with the budget. In his tweet, he mentioned how the budget has ‘no vision to create jobs.’

Mitr Kaal’ Budget has: NO vision to create Jobs, NO plan to tackle Mehngai, NO intent to stem Inequality. The 1 percent richest own 40 percent of the wealth, 50 percent poorest pay 64 percent of GST, and 42 percent of youth are unemployed- yet, the PM doesn’t Care! This Budget proves Govt has NO roadmap to build India’s future,” the tweet read.

Nirmala Sithraman Finance Minister presented the Union Budget for 2023-24 on Wednesday. The budget focused on Green growth, education and fin-tech and infrastructure.

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