Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted after the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the budget and alleged that the government plans to hand over India’s assets to its capitalist friends. The Congress MP tweeted that the government forgot about giving money in the hands of the people. The Modi government plans to hand over India’s assets to its capitalist friends. Finance Minister Sitharaman has also retaliated on this tweet from Kerala’s Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.
During a press conference after the budget, Sitharaman was questioned on Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, to which he said that I will not say anything to his repeat tweet every 15 days. I think someone has given wrong information to Rahul Gandhi or is giving advice to them with bad intentions. Sitharaman said that my budget speaks for itself. I don’t need to reply to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet in which he is referring to crony capitalism.
The Finance Minister asked Rahul Gandhi, can he tell why Crony Capitalism was entrusted with the development of Vizhinjam Port in Kerala when the Congress was in power? If they can explain this, then I will agree that what they are saying to crony capitalism can be correct. Either they do not know what they are tweeting, or are they told. Apart from Rahul Gandhi, opposition leaders like Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Tejashwi Yadav also launched the budget.
Prior to the presentation of the budget, Rahul Gandhi had said that the health and defense spending needs to be increased with the help of small and medium businessmen in the budget. He said that in the budget-2021, MSME, farmers and workers should be helped so that employment can be created. The Congress MP said that to save lives of people, the expenditure on health sector should be increased. Defense spending should be increased to protect the borders. Explain that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the General Budget on Monday.
The government has more than doubled spending on health services in the next fiscal year amid the Coronavirus epidemic. Also, the Union Government has set a target to raise a total of 22.17 lakh taxes in the Union Budget in FY 2022. In this period, the central government’s net income has been estimated to be 15.45 per cent. The budget documents state that the revised estimate of gross revenue collection for FY 2021 is Rs 19 lakh crore. While it was estimated to be Rs 24.23 lakh in the budget.