TMC Dubs Rail Budget as "Vision-less, Anti-people"

Published: 08th July 2014 05:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th July 2014 05:47 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Slamming the "vision-less", "anti-people" railway budget, Trinamool Congress today said proposals such as allowing foreign direct investment (FDI) will be "dangerous" for the country.

TMC, led by former Railway Minister and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being "politically vindictive" for giving just one new train for the state.

Talking to reporters outside Parliament, party member Kalyan Banerjee said "this railway budget has really derailed the Indian railways. This is a vision-less, parent-less and action-less budget without any single new idea."

The so-called "new ideas" which have been brought in the budget are all "borrowed" from the TMC supremo's regime in the Rail Bhavan, he said.

Taking a potshot at present Railway Minister D V Sadananda Gowda for his comment on predecessors' "nasha" (obsession) for claps in the House in return for announcing new projects, Banerjee said "if that is so, why are you introducing new projects? Why don't you first finish the old projects?"

Old projects are being stalled by the government and no money has been allocated in projects which are yet to be completed, he alleged.

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