Opposition criticises UP budget claiming that it lacks direction

LUCKNOW: Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh slammed the state's budget on Thursday, calling it directionless and a web of statistics.

Akhilesh Yadav, the leader of the Samajwadi Party (SP), described it as a "wizardry of numbers and a web of statistics." He said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's sixth budget lacked vision and offered nothing for the average man. The SP chief went on to argue that the budget made no mention of doubling farmers' income or controlling inflation.

"The average person understands it. Inflation has doubled under the double-engine govt. Young people who are looking for work are depressed. Statistics show employment, but this is not the case in reality " the administration talks about unemployment but does not provide figures, Akhilesh Yadav said.

"We have  seen visions of free medical, treatment, and power, but this government's inflation is always rising." Mayawati, the BSP's president, called the budget a "cliched exercise" that lacked public-interest measures. She claimed that the administration had failed to implement programmes for the needy and to improve the state's infrastructure.

"Where is the basic work that the so-called double-engine government should have done on a priority basis to bring 'achche din' in the lives of crores of people in Uttar Pradesh," she questioned in a Hindi tweet.

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