Thursday, 28 February 2013

Sheila Dikshit could not get anything from her own party’s Central Government

Step motherly treatment with Delhi in Union Budget-Vijay Goel 

New Delhi; 28 February 2013. Expressing this reaction to the Union Budget, BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijay Goel has said that the Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dikshit could not get anything from her own party’s Central Government. The plan expenditure of 325 crore rupees remains unchanged for the last 10 years. She could not take a single paisa from the Central government. It has been heard that she had demanded 3500 crore rupees from the Central government. 

Shri Goel has demanded that until Delhi is not given full statehood the Central government will continue step motherly treatment with Delhi. If Delhi gets full statehood today then it could receive share in the Central Taxes. 

He further said that the Circle rates in Delhi are very high and 1% additional tax has been imposed on sale/purchase of property of more than 50 lakhs; which will lead to further price rise. Today one can not get a two roomed flat for even 50 lakhs. Some time ago the people of Delhi were forced to install set-up box and now the tax on it has been increased from 5% to 10%. Due to increase of 60% tax on marble the cost of construction will increase further. Today the middle class people purchase mobile phone of more that 2000 rupees for which 6% tax has been imposed. 

Shri Goel said that the rail fare, power tariff, price of petrol, CNG, cooking gas, water charges have already been increased. People of Delhi and country already suffering from price rise were hoping that they shall get some relief in the Budget but they have been disappointed. People were also expecting that the exemption limit of personal income tax will be increased further but nothing has been done like this. Increase in salary and dearness allowance is granted every year yet no exemption has been allowed. Finance Minister has admitted that women are not safe in Delhi and hence he has created Nirbhya Fund for this purpose. There is no relief for the common man from price rise in this Budget. Yet there is one achievement, the government has admitted is failure. The trust of the people in the policies of government has lessened. People already know that there are many difficulties in starting new business in India. Opportunities for employment for the youth have not been created in the Budget.

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