Akhilesh Yadav calls Yogi's budget 'anti-development'
Terming the budget presented by the Yogi Adityanath government as "anti-development, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav today claimed that the ruling dispensation had tried to appropriate many works initiated during the previous regime. The former UP chief minister also accused the government of failing on all fronts.
"The 2017-18 budget presented by BJP government is anti- development. The government has appropriated the work of the previous SP government and given it, its own colour. The booklet on 100 days mentions all the work of the SP regime," Yadav said during a discussion on budget in the state Legislative Council.
He alleged that on the basis of casteism, the BJP came to power but it did not know how to run the government. The government is a failure on all the fronts, he claimed. It takes a big heart to run a government, Yadav added.
He said that in the budget the emphasis was on arranging Rs 36 thousand crore for farm loan waivers and alleged that the government had "betrayed farmers" in the name of the waiver. Referring to the recommendation for a CBI investigation into a river front project initiated in his regime, Yadav said, the probe had been recommended as Gomti river bank had become more beautiful than Sabarmati.
"You are threatening us with CBI. I am a member of the CBI club and have faced it," he said.
Yadav said that he would see what the present government, which he claimed did not like the word Samajwadi, do for eastern UP. Agencies