Uttar Pradesh likely to present state’s largest budget worth Rs 4 lakh crore
The Yogi Adityanath government is likely to present what many claim to be the biggest ever budget worth for Uttar Pradesh. Sources say Rs 4 lakh crore is the amount allotted during the budget session beginning Thursday.
It would be the second budget presented by the Adityanath government. Last year, the BJP government presented a budget worth Rs 3.84 lakh crore, which was over 11% of the last budget that was worth Rs 3.46 lakh crore presented by then Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.
State Finance minister Rajesh Agarwal will present the second budget of the Yogi government on February 16.
Even though an all-party meeting was held on Wednesday and opposition assured cooperation in running the session smoothly, the Samajwadi Party, BSP and the Congress are set to rake up Kasganj communal violence and fake encounter issues to grill the government.
“We will certainly raise the Kasganj communal violence, fake encounters and deteriorating law and order issues. Innocent members of minority community are being targeted and forced to live in fear under the BJP regime. We will take up these issues along with plight of potato growers and farmers during the budget session,” said Leader of opposition in UP Assembly Ram Govind Chowdhary.
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