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Congress slams Assam budget as ‘fraudulent’

The pandemic has led to the loss of livelihood of the working class in the unorganised sector and these people are suffering but there is no relief for them in the budget, state Congress president Ripun Bora claimed while addressing a press conference here.

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Guwahati: The Congress in Assam on Saturday criticised the state budget for 2020-21 describing it as “history’s most fraudulent budget” with nothing new for people suffering from the impact of COVID-19, abnormal price rise and unemployment.

The pandemic has led to the loss of livelihood of the working class in the unorganised sector and these people are suffering but there is no relief for them in the budget, state Congress president Ripun Bora claimed while addressing a press conference here.

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Not a single word has been uttered to give relief to these people hard hit by pandemic and price rise in the Rs 566 crore deficit budget tabled in the state assembly on Friday, the PTI quoted him as saying.

There is also no mention in the budget for controlling the abnormal price hike of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and life-saving medicines crippling the common man, Bora claimed.

“No mention of price regulation measures in the budget reflects the state government’s callousness towards the existence of the lower and middle income group of the society,” he said.

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