Congress picks holes in AAP’s budget, Maken calls it fake

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 28, 2015 00:18 IST

The Delhi Congress on Friday criticised the “fake” budget tabled by “inexperienced” AAP government, saying their promises of setting up new schools and hospitals will require land which will again put the state government in direct confrontation with the Centre.

While addressing a press conference, Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken claimed that by making promises like providing additional buses, beds and schools, which will require land to be fulfilled, the AAP government has prepared itself for another battle with the Centre.

“Land in Delhi falls under jurisdiction of the Union government and hence, if AAP fails to keep the promises, it can get away by blaming the Centre. This is a fake budget by fake degree government. In its budget, the government has shown 32% rise in tax revenue, which was only 2% last year. It has shown 75% rise in non-tax revenue, which was in negative last fiscal. So, the proposed tax and VAT collection and rise in non-tax revenue will not be realised and hence, this is a fake budget,” Maken told reporters.

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