Opposition slams budget 2019
NEW DELHI: Slamming the Delhi government's budget 2019 the Leader of Opposition, BJP and Congress said that the budget was full of "false promises". "It is a bundle of false statements and half-truths. It is based on a distorted financial interpretation of ground realities. It has brought immense disappointment to Delhiites as it hid more than has revealed. The Government did its best to hide its misgovernance, failure to implement major schemes according to pre-set timelines during the financial year 2018-19," said leader of the opposition Vijender Gupta. He added that it could have become an instrument of fulfilling the promises made by AAP in its election manifesto in 2015. But the Government failed Delhiites to take any step to realize its unfulfilled promises.
The Congress noted that though the budget allocation has been pegged at Rs 60,000 crore, it has not been made public how many crores of rupees have been squandered on advertisements and how much would be spent in the coming months, as the Lok Sabha elections are round the corner. "The AAP government had promised to open 1,000 Mohalla Clinics across Delhi, but in the last four years, they have managed to create only around 118 Mohalla Clinics, that too at the cost of the existing dispensaries, by shutting down 111 of them," observed a Delhi Pradesh Congress spokesperson.