On Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the last full budget of the Modi government. In this budget many schemes have been announced regarding farmers, micro and small enterprises, education and health sector. But the middle class is not very happy with this budget. No change in income tax-slab is a big setback for the middle class families. While many in the opposition camp has started to target Modi government’s budget, some in the treasury benches were unhappy too. TDP MP TG Venkatesh said that this budget has nothing for Andhra Pradesh.
Venkatesh said,”We are going to declare war, have three options, 1 is to try and continue, 2 is our MPs resign and 3rd is breaking of alliance. Will decide in meeting with CM on Sunday.” Another TDP leader who is also Mos Science and Technology YS Chowdhry said,”We are disappointed with the Union Budget presented today. Many pressing state issues like Railway Zone, Polavaram project funding, Funding for capital Amaravati and other pending issues of Andhra Pradesh are not addressed in the budget.
On the other hand, just before the budget, BJP had got huge setback from Rajasthan where it lost both the Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seats which went for by-polls. Congress secured easy victory on all of these seats.