Budget 2013: Oppn give a thumbs down, calls it 'jugglery'
BJP leader Mukhthar Abbas Naqvi said, "the nine-year-old non-performing government has come out with a box of promises. Its a disappointment and confusing budget."
BJD MP Kalikesh Singh Deo lamented that no growth-oriented reforms have been unveiled. "It's a thumbs down below average budget.
"No growth orientation reforms have taken place. Specially supply side constraints in agriculture where large amount of investment is required to get farmers access to market."
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said, "This is a lollypop election budget with minor additional investment and full of tokenism. Uproar is more but reality is different."
Terming it as an "election oriented exercise", CPI National Secretary D Raja said, "It has also not addressed the key question of revenue generation. It appears to be a
technical jugglery and we will have to see what comes out of it in real terms."
He said there is also nothing on the huge non-performing assets of banks or on black-money and there is no taxation of the super-rich and only a surcharge has been introduced.
Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said Chidambaram has juggled with numbers and direct and indirect tax proposals put forth to add about Rs 18,000 crore revenue will further fuel price rise.
"It is a jugglery of numbers that Finance Minister P Chidambaram has done in his budget to show