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Budget is betrayal of salaried, middle classes: Congress

The Congress on Tuesday accused Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of betraying the country’s salaried and middle classes by not announcing any relief measures for them in the Union Budget.

“India’s salaried class and middle class were hoping for relief in times of pandemic, all round pay cuts and back breaking inflation. FM and PM have again deeply disappointed them in Direct Tax measures,” Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

“This is a betrayal of India’s Salaried Class and Middle Class,” he said in his initial remarks on the Union Budget.

Key Opposition leader Rahul Gandhi also launched a fresh attack on Union Budget.

The Budget offers nothing for the salaried, middle class, the poor, and deprived youth, farmers, and MSMEs, Gandhi tweeted.

Presenting the Budget 2022 in Parliament, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that the fiscal year 2022-23 is likely to see a growth of 9.27 percent.

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