Shatrughan Sinha Trashes Interim Budget Says, "It's Insulting, Humiliating"

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Shatrughan Sinha Trashes Interim Budget Says, "It's Insulting, Humiliating" 

New Delhi: The actor-turned-politician, Shatrughan Sinha was unimpressed by the government's promise of yearly cash help to farmers in the interim budget. Mr Sinha in an attack over twitter said that the pledged aid was not enough. He added that the amount offered was "insulting and humiliating".

Rs. 6,000 annual cash transfer to farmers with land holding less than 2 hectares was announced by the government. BJP's main rival and Congress President slammed the budget. He said, "You can waive Rs. 3.5 lakh crore loan of 15 people, but give only Rs. 17 per day to farmers. What else is this if not an insult?"

"The kind of support given to our farmers is very disappointing. After such a tiring long wait, it's insulting & humiliating to be given 6000/yr spread quarterly, i.e.17/- per family/ day, in today's times. Sir, do give it a serious thought, as is never to late. Jai Hind!" Mr Sinha said today.

He also said that the budget was not a "vote of account" but an "account of votes".

"In my opinion, we are putting energy & money, on the Union Budget especially when only 2-3 mths left to fulfill & implement all the promises made in the budget. Even our learned, senior leader,experienced, tested & successful former FM, P.Chidambaram has said this budget is an 'account for votes' not ' vote on account'," he tweeted.

Shatrughan Sinha, who is a lawmaker in BJP, was a minister in the previous NDA government. Mr Sinha, however, after winning the 2014 general elections grew apart from the present BJP leadership and has been attacking the party and its leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, time to time. Mr Sinha was also seen at the United India Rally organised by Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata and made a piercing attack on PM Modi.

As the General elections is nearing, the parties across the spectrum, are making promises to the masses. Rahul Gandhi, the President of Congress party had promised a guaranteed minimum income to the poor people of the country.

The interim budget which was presented by Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday in parliament, was also full of sops for the masses. The budget, apart from farmers, also enhanced income tax exemption limit to Rs. 5 lakh, which is seen as the move to woo middle class in an election year.

Following the government's announcement for farmers, the Congress President announced today that loan waiver will be granted to all the farmers across the country if his party comes to power at the centre.