Ujjain : Pre budget symposium organised by the Member of Parliament Chintamani Malviya turned into flattery of BJP ruled Union and State by the guests invited to the event. The whole stage of the Golden Jubilee Auditorium of Vikram University (VU) was filled with the BJP leaders except the Vice-chancellor Prof SS Pandey, here on Tuesday.

Moreover, the selection of VU Auditorium for the symposium raised the questions over sanctity of the programme. As the programme was meant for the scholars to present their suggestions for the union budget turned into appeasement of the works done by the BJP government. Last year the same programme was arranged at a private hotel.

BJP think tank Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe who was the key speaker of the symposium, too spoke about the good deeds of BJP, instead of adding valuables to the topic of Union budget. In his keynote address, Dr Sahasrabuddhe lauded the efforts of the Prime Minister Modi, in transforming the nation. He said the PM believed in the policy driven governance, which is the only reason it had been 16 months, and not a single blemish was put on the Union government. He said the policy driven governance is run by law, which leaves no room for discretionary ruling. UPA government did the populism governance, and tried to run country with rules, which were broken on discretion by the ministers and officers, leading to their let down. Sahasrabuddhe also flayed the Right to education and many other such rights to created by UPA. He said the right to education has led to closing of many village schools in Maharashtra.

VU VC SS Pandey, BJP divisional organising secretary Rakesh Dagor, Mayor Meena Jonwal, MLAs Mohan Yadav, Satish Malviya and Anil Firojiya were also present on the stage. The guests were first welcomed by MP Malviya and VC Pandey, after which they performed the Poojan of King Vikramaditya’s statue in the varsity campus. Prof Rajesh Musalgankar performed the Swasti Vachan, with his students to mark the ceremony. Vikrant Tomar conducted the proceedings and Prof Rameshwar Soni proposed a vote of thanks.

What others added

The Union government should think to increase tax slab on small scale industries and raise it to Rs 25 lakh. Also the tax rebate slab should be raised to Rs 5 lakh for small scale industries, said Nemichand Jain, Representative of Laghu Udyog Bharti.

Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College was formerly a Model College having recognition from the Union, but later it was removed due to some circumstances. For developing the college as model college a budget of Rs 75 crore is needed, of which the college has plan ready, said Dr RS Chouhan, Dean Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College.

Local representative Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Bharat Singh Bais demanded separate budget for agriculture. He said even all of the reforms the condition of farmer has not improved. If conditions remain same days are not far when nuts and bolts are the only thing, we will have left to eat.

HoD of School of Studies in Economics (VU), Prof Tapan Chourey said the scholars of university are left out in the budgeting procedure. If they are included things could improve. He also pressed for inclusion of varsities in Mudra Bank and start ups. Former Vice-chancellor of VU Dr Ram Rajesh Mishra pressed for pro-Hindu budget, saying the budget reforms should be taken from Hindu scriptures. He also put forward banking structure required for women self help groups.

Prof J Palsaniya of Ujjain Engineering College said transparency is needed in taxation and the IT department should make their statements clear to country in short and precise form. He also demanded information about taxation procedure and system in high school syllabus.

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