Budget 2022-23 is a blend of sophistry, wordplay: NC

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The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Tuesday said the budget 2022-23 is a blend of sophistry, wordplay saying it has left stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir excluded and ignored.

Party Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar said that the budget has stared clear of Jammu and Kashmir and left the issues confronting working classes, traders, horticulturalists, artisans, small businesses, MSMEs untended.

Imran said the budget has failed to enthuse all stakeholders as it was prepared with no public participation and consultation with the stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The budget has failed to tackle the problems of unemployment, and inflation. This budget will only increase inequality and leave the largest section of our population including unemployed youth, Artisans, Agriculturalists, Horticulturalists, marginal traders, tourism players, and transporters vulnerable than ever,” he said.

He said that the budget is also oblivious to the pressing need of stepping up spending on infrastructure, health services and social programmes, public welfarism, utility services, education to try to set the economy on a firmer footing in Jammu and Kashmir.

“It has disappointed Kashmir Inc, which were hoping for relief in times of pandemic. The annual finance statement is mute on rehabilitation and sustenance package for daily wagers, unorganised labour class,” he said.

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