Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman News
"Politics is being done to make fun of welfare schemes by calling them `free ki revdi`. Yesterday, FM Nirmala Sitharaman tried to scare the country and said that the country would be ruined. Madam Finance Minister google and see that all the developed countries of the world believe in free education for their children," said Sisodia.
Sitharaman had said in the Parliament that state govts did not reduce taxes on petrol and diesel while the Centre had done so on its part Responding to Sitharaman, Thiagarajan said the government of Tamil Nadu had already reduced taxes on petrol by Rs 4.95 The reduction in May 2022 will cause a further loss of Rs 800 crores in annual revenue to the state
She also noted that the Budget 2022 announcement on Rs 7.5 lakh crore spending will create jobs. She said job creation is not limited to 60 lakh jobs from a productivity linked incentive plan for 14 sectors. She also pointed out problems with MNREGA stating that the scheme was infested with ghost accounts.