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Maharashtra being ignored in Union budget: Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar

While speaking in Lok Sabha during a debate on the Union budget, senior Shiv Sena MP Kirtikar pointed out that Maharashtra is the highest taxing state in the country and despite that, it is being ignored in the budget.

Maharashtra being ignored in Union budget: Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar
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Amid the ongoing budget session of the Parliament, Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar on Monday alleged that Maharashtra has been ignored in the budget for the financial year 2020-21. 

While speaking in Lok Sabha during a debate on the Union budget, senior Shiv Sena MP Kirtikar pointed out that Maharashtra is the highest taxing state in the country and despite that, it is being ignored in the budget.

“Despite Maharashtra being the highest taxing state, it is being ignored. In this budget, a very small amount has been allocated for Maharashtra,” Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar said. 

Kirtikar further stated that the budget presented by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had no mention of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train and Mumbai’s local rail. 

The Shiv Sena MP also highlighted that Maharashtra was included in the list of Tribal Museum despite having large Adivasi population. 

In the Union budget, the government announced to set up a tribal museum in Ranchi, an Indus Valley civilisation maritime museum in Loktak and a Harappan civilisation maritime museum in Ahmedabad. 

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Shiv Sena MP Gajanan Kirtikar demanded ₹300 crores for mangrove protection in Maharashtra and also asked the central government to provide funds allocated earlier for the flood-affected areas. 

While addressing the lower house, Kirtikar also pointed out that the Union budget has made no provision to reduce unemployment. 

“The current growth rate of India is at 4.5 per cent and the unemployment is on the rise. The central government has not taken any steps to overcome these problems,” Kirtikar said. 

The Shiv Sena member also said that to achieve the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, 18 per cent growth rate in the agricultural sector is required while it is at 2 per cent only. 

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“To reach the goal of doubling farmer income by 2022 and make India a $5 trillion economy is ambitious and will not be possible,” the Shiv Sena MP said. 


 


 

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