Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today alleged Uttar Pradesh was “ignored” in the Union budget and no “provisions” were made for the state as per its population.
“The interest of UP has been ignored in the Union budget. No provisions have been made for needs of the state as per its population. The budget is direction less and anti-poor,” Yadav said.
No arrangements have been made for Lucknow-Agra expressway, AIIMS Gorakhpur for which state has agreed to give free land and electricity, he said.
“No new schemes have been launched for women, farmers, youths, government employees, minorities, backward. It will not bring and changes in common man’s life”, the CM said.
Claiming that no provisions have been made for development of Purvanchal and Bundelkahnd regions, Yadav said long term policy and funds were not mentioned for these backward areas of the state.
“The maximum number of population of the country lives in UP, which has given 71 MPs including Prime Minister to BJP but Union budget did not have any policy for its development,” he alleged.
Akhilesh said, “before the budget he had written a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and highlighted the needs of the state but it has been ignored”.