Rail Budget 2013 Reaction: Political parties say common man will be hit hard
"I think is an ordinary budget. It lacks vision for the future," he said. "With the establishment of a National Tariff Commission the government has prepared an instrument to increase prices whenever the price of diesel or power is increased," he said.
Sinha claimed as unprecedented that members troop into the Well of the House during a Railway Budget presentation as was seen today.
"If the PM is strong, a good budget will be presented, if he is weak then, you can't blame the alliance. In every rail budget, regional aspirations are visible. If an MP is not satisfied with the Budget due to lack of announcement for his region, then there is ruckus in the House which we saw today," he said.
"I think, the situation witnessed today in the House was worse than any other rail budget, because slogans were being raised that this is not a rail budget but a Rae-Bareli budget. You take the name of a place three to four times and do not take the names of big states at all, then anger is apparent. This is a sycophancy budget," Sinha said.
Party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said they did not expect that a Railway Minister belonging to a national party "will have such a narrow vision".
Referring to the Rs 24,600 crore loss announced by the government today, Mayawati said if Railways are run properly it would not