Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath along with Finance Minister Suresh Khanna ahead of presenting the first budget of Yogi 2.0 government at the state assembly in Lucknow. (Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)
Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: The opposition on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh budget, with Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav calling it a web of statistics and BSP’s Mayawati saying it is a cliched exercise and lacks measures in public interest. Terming the budget a “makad-jaal (spiderweb)” of statistics, Yadav said this is the sixth budget of the BJP government and allocations under every head have been reduced. “The common man does understand it. Under the double-engine government, inflation has doubled,” he said. “Youngsters who wanted employment are depressed. Employment is seen in the statistics but not in reality,” Yadav said, adding that the government talks about unemployment but does not give out the figures.
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Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Suresh Khanna on Thursday presented the state’s annual budget for 2022-23 in the Legislative Assembly. Under the new budget, Rs 1 crore has been allotted for creating a Board to oversee the welfare of old saints and pujaris in the state. Meanwhile, Rs 300 crore was provided for ensuring that the children of labourers and street vendors have access to quality education.
The latest state budget is focused on ensuring self-reliance in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted soon after the budget was tabled. Adityanath promised that it would be dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh. Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence in the morning. The latest Budget was the first to be tabled by the Adityanath government during its second term in the state assembly.
Uttar Pradesh Budget Highlights: Oppn slams UP budget, terms it 'web of statistics, cliched'; Rs 1 crore allotted for welfare of old pujaris, saints; Rs 300 crore for educating children of street vendors; 'Resolution for self-reliance,' says Adityanath as he unveils new Budget
The Yogi Adityanath government tabled the state's Budget for 2022-23 on Thursday. (Express Photo by Vishal Srivastava)
A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the assembly on Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.
Before being tabled in the House, the budget was passed in a cabinet meeting chaired by the chief minister at his official residence here in the morning.
"A public welfare budget dedicated to the overall development of Uttar Pradesh will be presented in the House today. With inspiration from the respected prime minister, the double-engine government of the BJP is working relentlessly to make Uttar Pradesh the 'growth engine' of the country," Adityanath said in a tweet in Hindi.
State Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said the budget would be for the welfare of the people and according to the BJP's 'Sankalp Patra' (election manifesto).
Khanna will be tabling the state budget in the assembly later in the day.
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