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Union budget anti-farmer, anti-poor, and anti-common man: Sukhbir Singh Badal

By Rajan Nath -- February 01, 2021 7:02 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday said the Union budget 2021 was anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-common man and that the sole focus of the BJP led central government was on selling off national assets to its corporate friends.

Reacting to the union budget 2021, Sukhbir Singh Badal said the budget had also punished Punjabis for supporting the peaceful agitation against the three farm laws with nothing being earmarked for the State.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said Union budget 2021 was anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-common man.

The Shiromani Akali Dal President said that there was a need to increase direct benefit transfers to farmers as well as under-privileged sections of society, the NDA government was focusing on disinvesting Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

“This will give a further boost to crony capitalism as corporate players are set to buy these PSUs at dirt cheap prices”, the SAD leader added.

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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal said Union budget 2021 was anti-farmer, anti-poor and anti-common man.

Asserting that the central government must move away from presenting electoral budgets that catered solely to specific States which were going to the polls, Badal said “this will lead to haphazard development and is not in the national interest”.

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He also asked the government to move away from hype with words like ‘digital budget’ and ‘Aatmanirbhar’ saying “the situation is very different on the ground."

A large section of people, including farmers, poor and the middle class has not even been covered by the current budget, he said.

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