AAP’s budget will lead to price rise, says BJP

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The BJP on Monday slammed the AAP’s budget, saying that it will lead to price rise in the capital.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta, who is leader of the opposition in the Delhi assembly, said during a discussion on the budget for 2015-16 presented by the Aam Aadmi Party government, that it was a “deficit budget”, and the proposed increase in entertainment and luxury taxes was bound to pinch the middle class.

“The government has decided to impose entry fee on vehicles carrying essential goods from neighbouring states. This will lead to increase in prices of essential commodities,” he said.

He lamented that instead of announcing austerity measures in the budget, the AAP government in Delhi had indulged in splurging, noting that in the Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government, the annual expenditure on all cabinet ministers was Rs.7.30 crore, and now it had been increased to Rs.73.79 crore”.

The AAP on Thursday unveiled a Rs.41,129 crore budget for 2015-16, earmarking the lion’s share for the education and health sectors.

Though no new taxes were proposed, entertainment and luxury taxes were hiked.

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