Ahmedabad, Feb 21: Gujarat Congress yesterday termed the state budget presented yesterday by Finance Minister Nitin Patel, as "directionless" and alleged that government has ignored the larger section of the state in the provision.
"The 2013-14 budget is totally directionless....and very disappointing for the poor and middle class, and small scale industries," state Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia said.
Alleging that the budget has ignored the large section of the state he said, "In this budget government has totally ignored the small and medium industries, more than 10 lakhs educated unemployed youth and students as there is no provision for them in this budget."
Modi government has boasted about the proposals of new ambulances for 108 emergency services and making Ahmedabad a medicity but there is no word about how to revive the health services infrastructure in the state, he alleged.
Accusing the state government of "neglecting" financial responsibility, Modhwadia said, "At present Gujarat was the fourth state with the highest debt in the country and this budget will increase the debt instead of reducing."
"Government has not proposed any plan to complete the 90,000 km long canal work of the Sardar Sarovar project and the promise of 50 lakh houses to the poor, which was made before the elections has still remained on paper," he said.