Following the announcement of the interim budget 2019 by Union Minister Piyush Goyal, that believes to ease the agrarian distress and farmer issues, Rahul Gandhi has drawn sharp criticism, calling it an 'insult' to the farmers.
He stated how '5 years of incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of farmers'.
His tweet read:
"Dear NoMo, 5 years of your incompetence and arrogance has destroyed the lives of our farmers. Giving them Rs. 17 a day is an insult to everything they stand and work for," #AakhriJumlaBudget.
In the budget announced on February 1, the Modi-led government announced:
Along with Congress president, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, too, denounced the budget calling it an 'economic emergency'. She has even claimed that the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammaan Nidhi scheme for farmers where marginal and small farmers will receive Rs 6,000, a photocopy of the scheme by her government in West Bengal.
She said, "No one knows the financial situation of this country. This is an economic emergency. The government has no moral authority to place the budget now. This is absolutely valueless. This government doesn't have democracy's d and runs with emergency's e. This budget is a farce. I thought they will give away the black money but no not even that. They are only cheating people."