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Cong hails budget, slams opp for walkout

india Updated: Mar 05, 2010 12:50 IST
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Hailing the budget proposals, Congress on Friday said Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has finely balanced key economic parameters, including consolidation of recovery, creation of infrastructure and boosting revenue collection.

"It is a Budget of 4 Cs - consolidation of recovery, cushioning of social vulnerability, creation of infrastructure and collection of revenue," party spokesman Manish Tewari told PTI.

He described Opposition walkout as a "constitutional slur" and violation of the Parliamentary tradition and propriety".

Senior leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said that this was a development-oriented budget.

"This is a development oriented budget, furthering inclusive growth. This is for bettering the lives of the common man," he said.

Bansal said that there was something for every sector in the budget with education, health, social schemes and infrastructure and others getting priority.

The Parliamentary Affairs minister lamented the Opposition boycott of the Budget speech.

"They walked out even as the Finance Minister was announcing a slew of schemes and incentives," Bansal said.