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BJP dubs rail budget as West Bengal poll manifesto

PTI  New Delhi, February 25, 2011
First Published: 15:30 IST(25/2/2011) | Last Updated: 15:32 IST(25/2/2011)

BJP on Friday dubbed the Railway Budget presented by railway minister Mamataa Banerjee as an "election manifesto" for West Bengal Assembly polls which has "ignored" the rest of the country.

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"Mamataa Banerjee's rail budget is like an election manifesto. The entire focus is on West Bengal, and the rest of India has been totally neglected," BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar told reporters in New Delhi.

Kumar said the railway budget should be scientifically formulated and should give credence to the regional balance and development of infratructure all over the country.

CPI national secretary D Raja said despite certain populist announcements, the Budget does not have anything spectacular.

"It seems to be more ambitious than reality. Nobody is happy with the Budget. She has not announced any provisions for ongoing projects," Raja said.

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