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'Who will implement?'

New Delhi: Soon after the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented its last and final budget ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year, opposition leaders condemned the government for its 'incompetence and arrogance' over the last five years. In a scathing attack on the government, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday blamed the Modi government for ruining the lives of farmers over the last five years.

Hitting out at the Centre over its decision to provide direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to the farmers, Gandhi, in his tweet, said, "Five years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for."

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the interim budget had absolutely no value as the term of the NDA government would end soon. "Who will implement this (interim budget)? Will the new government that will come after the polls will implement this budget? Before the election, a vote on account is placed," the West Bengal CM said, adding that after the announcement of the poll by the Election Commission, the budget plans cannot be taken up.

The BSP chief Mayawati termed the interim budget as driven by 'jumlebazi'.

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