New Delhi: While Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Railway Minister for presenting a growth oriented railway budget for the common people. While the opposition creating ruckus over the Rail Budget 2014-15, claims that it was privatization friendly and will bring tears to common man`s eyes.
The Delhi Congress workers protest outside Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda`s residence. Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi slams the rail budget 2014-15 said that the budget lacks vision and also ignores many states. The Congress also claims that the budget smells government and private nexus.
Manish Tiwari, the Congress party leader said that this budget would bring tears to common man`s eyes. He also added that the rail budget was more as privatization of railways. Another Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that this is a budget of PPP, FDI and privatization. While Pawan Kumar Bansal said that the Rail Budget is more focused on small issues rather than major issues. He also slams the introduction of bullet train saying that the UPA had already discussed it with foreign companies then. He emphasised the focus on semi-high speed trains.
West Bengal Chief Minister and former Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee criticized the centre for depriving the people of Bengal in the Railway Budget. TMC leader Kalyan Banerjee said that Gowda`s presentation lacked new idea and was inspired by the rail budget presented by Mamta Banerjee.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav calls the Rail Budget as uninspiring and ignorance to Bihar projects.
Aam Admi Party calls Rail Budget as a derailed budget suffering from regional imbalance.