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Budget 2023: P Chidambaram does not know definition of 'inclusive', says Smriti Irani

Budget 2023: "People from poor section of India are friends and well wishers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is a futuristic budget of developed India, " said Smriti Irani today.

Sheenu Sharma Written By: Sheenu Sharma New Delhi Updated on: February 01, 2023 23:51 IST
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Image Source : INDIA TV. Budget 2023: P Chidambaram does not know definition of 'inclusive', says Smriti Irani.

Budget 2023: Under 'Amrit kaal', this is a futuristic budget of the developed nation, said Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani to India TV on Wednesday. 

"People who belong to poor section of our society are friends and well wishers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This is a futuristic budget of developed India, " said Smriti Irani today. 

PM Modi opened over 40,000 bank accounts for poor people and construction of around 11 crore toilets were also made for their comfort. 

Irani attack on P Chidambaram:

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram does not know definition of 'inclusive', said Smriti Irani on his reaction on today's budget. Under the rule of Congress party, 40 crore people does not have bank accounts but PM Modi made this possible under his regime. 

Opposition leaders termed as 'misleading' the Centre's fiscal assessment in the Economic Survey for 2022-23, with senior Congress leader and former Union Finance minister P Chidambaram saying it was authored by someone navigating a journey looking at the rear view mirror.

Opposition leaders said the Centre was ' misleading' people with its claim that the growth rate increased by 6.5 per cent in real terms in the financial year 2022-23. The Economic Survey for the Financial Year 2022-23 was tabled by Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman in the Parliament.

The Economic Survey said India's economic recovery from the Covid pandemic is complete and the economy is expected to grow in the range of 6 per cent to 6.8 per cent in the financial year 2023-24. This is in comparison to 7 per cent this fiscal and 8.7 per cent in 2021-22.

To the government's claim on the state of the economy in the report, Chidambaram said, "The Economic Survey seems to have been authored by someone who is navigating the journey looking only at the rear view mirror. The navigator (CEA) should have looked at the path ahead through the windshield and cautioned the driver (FM) on the pitfalls and how to negotiate them."

He said in paragraphs 1.30 and 1.31, the Survey lists all the warning signals but does not list the options available to the government on averting those dangers. 

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