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Union Budget progressive and with futuristic vision: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis

The Union Budget was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Reacting to this, Devendra Fadnavis said that the central government has taken a strong measure against tax terrorism.

Union Budget progressive and with futuristic vision: BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis
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Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Devendra Fadnavis labelled the Union budget 2020 as "progressive" and with "futuristic vision". 

The Union Budget was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday. Reacting to this, Devendra Fadnavis said that the central government has taken a strong measure against tax terrorism.

"The charter of the taxpayers has been codified through this budget and by doing so the government has taken a major step against tax terrorism. Along with the tax simplification, several schemes have also been done to boost the manufacturing sector," Devendra Fadnavis was quoted in media reports. 

Former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis further pointed out that the budget focuses on infrastructure which will provide more jobs and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.

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"The 2020 'Jan Jan ka' budget lays the foundation for the journey of Bharat (India) to Navbharat (New India)," said Fadnavis. 

Aiming for the double-income of farmers by 2022, the budget has allocated ₹2.83 lakh crore for the agricultural sector. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to grassroots reforms, Fadnavis said. 

Earlier, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had expressed his displeasure stating that the Union budget is a big disappointment for Mumbai and Maharashtra. 

"The budget is unjust for Maharashtra and Mumbai. There is no allocation for Metro projects or local trains which is the lifeline of people living in Mumbai. This is clear discrimination against Maharashtra in the budget," CM Uddhav Thackeray.

The Union budget gives "step-motherly" treatment to Maharashtra and doesn't do justice to Mumbai, CM Thackeray added while stating that it doesn't provide any allocation for ongoing Metro project and local trains in the city. 

Maharashtra Water Resources Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader, Jayant Patil also reiterated that the budget has neglected Mumbai and the state. 

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Maharashtra Revenue Minister and senior Congress leader, Balasaheb Thorat has labelled this budget as "directionless" and zero on finances. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has also called the Union Budget as "hollow".

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