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Updated on: Friday, February 05, 2021, 10:50 AM IST

'Jawans facing Chinese aggression won't get support': Rahul Gandhi calls Budget 2021 'crony centric’

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | File Photo

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | File Photo

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Continuing his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Union Budget 2021 saying that it doesn't have anything to improve the conditions of soldiers facing Chinese aggression on the border.

"Modi's crony centric budget means- Jawans facing Chinese aggression in extreme conditions will get no support. India's defenders betrayed," he tweeted.

Describing the Union Budget as "crony-centric", Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday had said the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) were given no low interest loans or GST relief which meant that the employers of India's largest workforce were "betrayed".

"Modi's crony centric budget means- Jawans facing Chinese aggression in extreme conditions will get no support. India's defenders betrayed," he tweeted.

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The Congress had earlier slammed the budget, saying it was a "let down like never before". The Opposition party had claimed that the budget will unravel soon.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday presented the budget for 2021-22 in the Lok Sabha from a tablet, instead of a conventional paper document, the first paperless budget since Independence.

Hitting out at the government, Gandhi on Thursday tweeted, "Modi's crony centric budget means -- Struggling MSMEs given no low interest loans, no GST relief. The employers of India's largest workforce betrayed."

In his first reaction to the budget on Monday, Gandhi had alleged that the Narendra Modi government plans to handover the country's assets to crony capitalists.

The BJP leaders had lauded the budget for its focus on a number of measures, including substantial allocation for healthcare sector, capital expenditure, tax exemption for senior citizens and incentives for start-ups among others.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Friday, February 05, 2021, 10:50 AM IST
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