Budget today, Congress MLAs likely to boycott
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who also holds the finance ministry, will present the annual budget of the state for the fiscal year 2015-16 on Monday. After a not-so-friendly Union budget, people are looking up to chief minister Vasundhara Raje to pull out a magic trick or two.jaipur Updated: Mar 09, 2015 11:43 IST
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje, who also holds the finance ministry, will present the annual budget of the state for the fiscal year 2015-16 on Monday.
After a not-so-friendly Union budget, people are looking up to chief minister Vasundhara Raje to pull out a magic trick or two.
Secretary general of Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce, KL Jain said there was not much scope of offering sops as the government was facing fund crisis but steps would be taken to lure investment by providing provisions for development in infrastructure. “The budget will be devoted to agriculture and infrastructure development to boost manufacturing sector leading to generation of employment,” he said.
Jain said the budget should have lots of provision for infrastructure particularly in power, road construction and irrigation.
“We expect that the budget should have provisions which act as enabler for the manufacturing sector especially for micro small and medium enterprises. It should be growthoriented especially in terms of industries as in the last couple of years the growth had been slow,” said Dileep Baid, former chairman of CII Rajasthan.
Jaipur Medical Association secretary SS Joshi said, “We hope that the gover nment focuses more on recruitment especially of medical teachers including professors and lecturers. In addition to this, the budget should give more focus on health sector, especially in strengthening medical facilities in rural areas.”
“We expect the government to fulfil its promise made in their election manifesto ensuring teachers’ appointment according to teacher-student ratio, and separate budget allocation for quality education. The government should allocate 6% of budget to education sector for building and maintaining infrastructure and salary," said Prakash Mishra, spokeperson, Rajasthan Teacher Association (Shekhawat).
Meanwhile after the suspension of 8 congress MLA from House for rest of the ongoing budget session, the leader of opposition has called for meet with all parties MLAs. In the meeting decision will be taken whether the remaining 16 party MLAs should attend the budget or not will be taken.
First Published: Mar 09, 2015 11:39 IST