Union Budget will only help capitalists: Mayawati

Reacting to the General Budget, BSP supremo Mayawati said that though the Union government tried to make it alluring, it would only help the capitalists. (AFP File Photo)

Reacting to the General Budget, BSP supremo Mayawati said that though the Union government tried to make it alluring, it would only help the capitalists.

"It has to be seen as to how this Budget of theirs is actually beneficial for the people of the country at the ground level," she said in a tweet, adding that the entire country was "distraught and harassed" by poverty, unemployment, poor educational and health facilities.

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The BSP chief further said the Budget would "encourage the private sector and help big capitalists" at every level, further "complicating" the issue of reservation for the Dalits and backwards besides problems of inflation, poverty and unemployment.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first Budget of the Narendra Modi government's second term in the Lok Sabha Friday morning.

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