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Union Budget: Why Delhi’s share in central taxes not increased, asks Sisodia

SNS | New Delhi |

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia hit out at the Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday, saying that “BJP govt does not care for Delhi”.

In a series of tweets, Manish Sisodia, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said that its was a disappointing Union Budget, while adding that not a single extra rupee increased in Delhi’s share in Central taxes since 2001-02, which stays at Rs 325 crore. No other part of India gets such treatment, he said.

“Delhi police comes under Centre. Yet no plans or schemes announced to tackle crime and issues of women safety that have made Delhi the crime capital of India. Highly disappointing #Budget2018”, said Sisodia.

According to the Delhi government, Delhi’s share in central taxes has been kept at Rs 325 crore, static since 2001-02.

On the issue of regularisation of unauthorised colonies, Deputy Chief Minister said land in Delhi comes under the Centre. Yet no plans announced to regularise unauthorised colonies or give more land to Delhi govt to build clinics, schools, hospitals and bus depots. Highly disappointing #Budget2018

Sisodia also criticised Centre for not being able to deal with the issue of rising pollution levels in Delhi, while stating that “I had personally requested a special package for 2000 electric buses for Delhi, which could have played a major role in combating air pollution. Unfortunately, BJP govt does not care for Delhi”.