Mamata’s Rail Budget is West Bengal poll manifesto, says BJPBy ANI
Friday, February 25, 2011
NEW DELHI - Expressing disappointment after the presentation of the Railway Budget 2011-12, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee’s budget has been prepared with an eye for upcoming West Bengal assembly polls, while rest of India has been neglected.
“Mamata Banerjee’s rail budget is like an election manifesto. The entire focus is on West Bengal, and the rest of India has been totally neglected,” said BJP General Secretary Ananth Kumar.
“The railway budget should be scientifically formulated and should give credence to the regional balance and development of infrastructure all over the country,” he added.
Meanwhile, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja said the Railway Budget is not realistic, and added that there is nothing spectacular in it.
“It seems to be more ambitious than reality. Nobody is happy with the Budget. She has not announced any provisions for ongoing projects,” he said.
The Congress has termed the Railway Budget to be a common man’s budget, as no increase in freight rates and passenger fares would reduce inflation. (ANI)