Assam Jatiya Parishad Criticizes State Budget, Calls it Disappointing
Guwahati, 12th February: Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) party chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi has voiced his dissatisfaction with the recently tabled state budget, criticizing it for prioritizing creating more beneficiaries at the expense of capital expenditure and the economy.
Commenting on the budget presented by finance minister Ajanta Neog in the assembly, Gogoi asserted that the budget’s focus on generating more beneficiaries ahead of elections comes at the cost of reducing spending on capital expenditure. He expressed concern that this approach burdens the common people with the responsibility of sustaining the economy while only offering limited benefits.
Gogoi lamented the lack of innovative solutions to address fundamental issues facing the people, emphasizing that the budget merely reiterates old promises without providing tangible solutions. He labeled the budget a disappointment, warning that it could exacerbate existing economic challenges in the state.
Highlighting the issue of unemployment, Gogoi stressed the importance of attracting investment from large industries to tackle this problem effectively. However, he noted the absence of any mention of these critical issues in the budget.
Earlier, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had lauded the state budget for drawing inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of transforming India into a developed nation during Amrit Kaal. Sarma expressed optimism that the budget would propel Assam into the ranks of the top five states in the country.