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Budget disappointing: BJP, Left

February 24, 2006 18:33 IST

The Railway Budget came in for scathing attack from the opposition as also several allies of the ruling UPA with the BJP dubbing it as a "disappointing" exercise while the Left and the Samajwadi Party expressing anger over certain provisions.

The Left was angry over the East-West Freight Corridor going from Ludhiana to Sonnagar in Bihar as against Delhi to Kolkata announced by the Prime Minister earlier.

The Samajwadi Party, another key outside supporter of the UPA government, like the Left attacked Railway Minister Lalu Prasad for not providing even a single passenger train for Uttar Pradesh despite Sonia Gandhi's consistency being there.

The Railway Budget 2006-07

SP leaders Mohan Singh as also Ram Gopal Yadav said it was strange that Prasad while thanking Gandhi had totally "neglected" UP.

Mohan Singh said the way the Budget had been framed, it would work towards dividing India instead of uniting it. He said it was regrettable that Prasad's rail map has only three centres - Patna, Chhapra and Chennai.

BJP's Ananth Kumar said the exercise was reflective of Prasad's politics "totally perverse and off the track". Party's deputy leader V K Malhotra dubbed the budget as very disappointing where there was nothing much about railway safety.

Iliyas Azmi of BSP adversely commented on Rail Minister's moves to take every major train to Patna and not doing anything for UP.

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