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Odisha BJP Calls Union Budget 'Historic', Cong Asks People To Oppose

01 February 2020

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar: While the BJP in Odisha has described Union Budget 2020 as a historic budget the Congress has labelled it as anti-youth, anti-farmer and against the self-respect of India.

"This is a historic budget, for building a new India. This budget is a budget for all sections of the society-women, middle class, youths, Dalit and poor," remarked BJP Odisha Unit president Samir Mohanty addressing a presser here today.

Mohanty thanked the Prime Minister and Finance Minister for the budget. He said the budget has given importance to agriculture, education, and health.

The BJP Odisha chief has said that importance has been laid on doubling of farmers' income in the budget.

He added that arrangements have been put in place for pisciculture and selling food grains.

Mohanty said that provisions have been made in the budget for the opening of medical colleges in every district, this will benefit Odisha where healthcare and shortage of doctors is a big problem.

Similarly, 150 degree-diploma Engineering colleges will be established in the country, he added.

The Congress while labelling the Union Budget 2020 as anti-youth, anti-farmer and against the self-respect of India has called upon one and all to oppose it.

"This budget is anti-youth, anti-farmer and is against the self-respect of India. This budget should be opposed by one and all," stated senior Congress leader Debashish Patnaik.

The senior Congress leader pointed out that economic condition of the country is passing through such a phase that Odisha and several other States are yet to get their funds share from the Central government.

He alleged that the Modi government at the Centre was indulging in jugglery, by announcing big sums which they don't give and add it in the next budget.

"In the 5-6 years of Modi government nothing eye catching has been done in the fields of health and education rather institutions have been undermined,” Patnaik further alleged.

He stated that ever since the issues of CAA and NRC have come up investors are not coming.

The senior Congress further said that with India's index going down by 10 points in the democratic set up no investors will wish to invest in India.

Samir Mohanty, President, BJP, Odisha

Debasish Patnaik, Senior Congress Leader