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DMK describes Tamil Nadu govt's budget as 'old wine in new bottle'

DMK Working President And Leader Of Opposition In TamilNadu Assembly, M K Stalin, Said The First Budget Of TheEdappadi K Palaniswami Government Did Not Spell Out Any New Schemes, Especially In Power Generation.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Mar 2017, 05:57:38 PM

Chennai :

DMK on Thursday described the budget presented by AIADMK government as "old wine in new bottle."     

DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in TamilNadu Assembly, M K Stalin, said the first budget of the Edappadi K Palaniswami government did not spell out any new schemes, especially in power generation.

There was also not any announcement on farm loan waiver, he told reporters. "Overall this is old wine in new bottle," he said.     He said the debt burden in AIADMK rule, "whether under(the late) J Jayalalithaa or O Panneerselvam or Palaniswaminow, has only been increasing."   

He pointed out the government had estimated the debt burden to touch Rs 3.14 lakh crore by March 31, 2018. Stalin also recalled DMK's opposition to Finance MinisterD Jayakumar mentioning the name of AIADMK General SecretaryV K Sasikala during his budget speech. 

The party had earlier in the House protested this, sayingSasikala was 'person convicted by the court' in the Rs 66crore disproportionate assets case. Stalin also questioned the 'absence' of some AIADMKministers during the budget presentation.

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First Published : 16 Mar 2017, 05:45:00 PM

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