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Budget 2019 Is Completely ‘Visionless’ West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Mumbai: After Budget announced by Modi government, opposition has not left any chance to criticize Nirmala Sitharaman.

Whereas, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee lambasted on finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman terming it as “completely visionless”.

“Budget 2019 is completely visionless. In fact, the total vision is derailed. On top of it, not only have they imposed cess but also special additional excise duty on petrol and diesel leading to price increase by nearly Rs 2.50/litre for petrol and Rs 2.30/litre for diesel,” the Chief Minister said in a tweet.

Mamata said, “As a result, price hikes will hit from transport to market to kitchens. Commoners are suffering and suffering…This is Election Prize!!”

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said an additional excise duty and road and infrastructure cess of one rupee will be imposed on petrol and diesel.

“I propose to increase special additional excise duty and road and infrastructure cess each by one rupee a litre on petrol and diesel,” she said during her budget speech.

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