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AIADMK ex-min calls budget ‘digital gimmick’
The DMK budget is “a digital gimmick” and has carefully ignored the promise about reducing diesel cost while cutting the price of petrol, former AIADMK minister D Jayakumar said on Friday.
PMK, a key ally of the AIADMK, however, elicited a mixed reaction to the budget. “Announcements like increase in MGNREGS working days from 100 to 150, extending maternity leave for government employees from 9 to 12 months, loan waiver of Rs 2,756 crore for women SHGs are positives, but the government should cut petrol price by Rs 5 as per DMK’s poll promise,” said Ramadoss.
BJP spokesperson N Tirupathi questioned the commitment made by DMK ahead of polls. Reacting to FM’s statement on Rs 1,000 subsidy for women only after ascertaining their qualification, he tweeted, “what is the qualification.”