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Railway Budget a Big Zero, Says Trinamool

Referring to Prabhu\'s move to keep freight rates and passenger fares unchanged, O\'Brien said they were increased earlier.

Published: 25th February 2016 06:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th February 2016 06:54 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Dismissing the Railway Budget - 2016-17 presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu as a "big zero", the Trinamool Congress said there was "nothing new" in the document.

"The R$ailway Budget is a big zero. Last year, it had no depth. This year too. Nothing new at all," Trinamool chief national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said in a statement here.

Referring to Prabhu's move to keep freight rates and passenger fares unchanged, O'Brien said they were increased earlier.

"Zero plus zero equals zero," he said.

Trinamool congress's founder-leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is herself a former railway minister.

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