Uttam Dubs Union Budget Anti-farmer

Hyderabad: Describing the Union budget as anti-farmer, TPCC Chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rendered injustice to the Telangana State in his 2017 budget introduced on Wednesday.

In a press note issued here, Uttam said there was nothing new in the budget even as the Narendra Modi government chanted that it would unearth black money and curb corruption with the demonetization of big currency notes. “The budget is nothing but magic of numbers”, he observed. He said the Union government has allocated Rs 10 lakh crore for the agriculture sector which is of no use to the farmers.

“The banks were imposing several conditions for lending loans to the farmers. Though the Centre made tall claims, it failed to announce support price to farmers’ produce. There was no use in giving crop loans to farmers without strengthening the market to instill confidence among the farmers with regard to prices to their produce”, he said, adding that Jaitly’s budget did injustice to the Telangana State. The Centre also failed to include a single assurance given to Telangana State during the bifurcation of undivided State.

The Congress leader also lamented that the Centre allotted AIMS to Gujarat instead of giving it to Telangana State as promised in the past and was causing gross injustice to the newly-formed Telangana State in every budget. He blamed the TRS MPs for miserably failing to pressurise the Centre to fulfill even a single assurance made to Telangana State in the Reorganization of Andhra Pradesh State

-NSS

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