No plan for creation of jobs, says Congress

No plan for creation of jobs, says Congress
The Congress on Wednesday questioned the economic growth projections made in the General Budget contending that it was based on financial data for only six months. “The actual economic growth will not be more than 4.1%,” senior Congress leader Anand Sharma told reporters commenting on the Union Budget. Earlier, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi trashed the Budget as ‘damp squib’ and a document that ‘lacked vision.’

“The main issue facing India today is creation of jobs. How are you going to solve that problem? On that front there was nothing. No vision, no idea and for farmers absolutely there is nothing,” Rahul told reporters here. Congress leader Malliakarjun Kharge dubbed the budget as ‘pro-rich’ and ‘pro-corporate’.

Sharma said the Budget had no proposal to accelerate manufacturing or job creation and questioned the data that formed the basis of the document. “GDP numbers, revenue collection data, public spending numbers given in the Budget are unreliable. The projections for the full financial year are based on the data for six months,” Sharma said.

However, Rahul was appreciative of proposals on capping cash donations to political parties at Rs 2,000. “Any step to clean political funding will be supported by us,” the Congress vice president said.
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