New Delhi: General secretary of CPI (M) Sitaram Yechury was chatting with ABP News when he criticised the Union Budget revealed on Monday saying that it gives ‘Okay-shaped’ restoration as a substitute of the ‘V-shaped’ one – denoting that the wealthy will get richer and poor will get poorer. ALSO READ | Congress Leader Accuses BJP Of Misusing Ram Mandir Donation Money To Consume Alcohol
Speaking completely in ABP News’ Jan Man Dhan Budget Conclave, General Secretary CPI(M) Sitaram Yechury spoke at size in regards to the points that he feels concern Union Budget 2021. Union Budget 2021 which was unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday.
“Difficult to find a good aspect”
When requested in regards to the optimistic elements of the funds, the CPI (M) General Secretary stated that it is rather tough to seek out one thing good from this funds of the federal government. “The condition that the economic system is going through today is a severe recession. If you want to get out of this recession, then government expenditure should be increased. The government expenditure figures in the budget are the same as last time. Therefore, the ‘V-Shape’ recovery will not happen. This will be ‘K shape’ recovery which means that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer”.
“Selling Nation’s Assets”
“The provisions made in the budget, aim for mass privatization, selling the country’s assets and allow foreign capital in all sectors openly. It is basically surrendering the economy instead of opting for self-dependency (aatma-nirbharta),” he stated, later calling the funds “jan virodhi” (anti-people).
“Government reduced food subsidy”
Sitaram Yechury stated, “The farmer protest is going on and you (govt) have reduced the fertilizer subsidy. There is increased starvation in the nation. You (govt) reduced the foot subsidy. The prices of petrol and diesel are going up wildly and you have reduced the petroleum subsidy”.
“Everyone should get free Covid vaccine”
When requested in regards to the huge allocation for Coronavirus inoculation drive, Sitaram Yechury stated that there have been no favours performed as, since independence, the price of any vaccination is borne by the central authorities. It must be common for everybody. There isn’t any query of favor on this. Whether everybody will get free vaccine or not, solely time will inform. We say that everybody ought to get the Covid-19 vaccine without spending a dime.