Akali-BJP government failed to get incentives to revive ailing Punjab industry: Phoolka

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Jul 11, 2014 23:08 IST

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate HS Phoolka expressed disappointment over the union budget presented by the finance minister, Arun Jaitly, in the Parliament. Pointing towards various points of the budget, Phoolka said, “Akali-BJP government has brought bad days for Punjab.”

Expressing disenchantment over the hype created by BJP about “Acche Din” in the elections, he said, “The promises mentioned by the BJP in poll manifesto about the acceptance of MS Swaminathan committee recommendations on farm sector has not been even remotely hinted. None of the recommendations have been accepted by union minister in the budget.”

Phoolka opined that Akali-BJP government failed to get any incentives to revive the ailing Punjab industry, in general, and Ludhiana industry, in particular.

“While BJP vehemently opposed FDI in defence and insurance during the previous UPA government, same has been not only accepted, but also hiked in these sectors by the BJP government,” Phoolka said.

He said, “Also, the poll promise of controlling inflation and creation of new jobs has not been mentioned in the budget. Ever since the formation of the new government, prices of all essential commodities are on the boil and government is not trying to control the hoarding of various products.”

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