Opposition NCP today dubbed the Union Rail Budget 2016 as “housekeeping budget” and said it was directionless, devoid of goodies for the common man and had no sops for Mumbai and Maharashtra.
“The government, in its budget has not given any goodies to people of the country and no specific announcement has been made for Mumbai and Maharashtra,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik told reporters here today.
“The word dustbin was used by the Railway Minister again and again. He kept talking about cleaning the stations and trains in various ways. The question now before us is that if this was a rail budget or a housekeeping budget and if he is the Rail minister or Housekeeping minister,” he said.
Commenting upon Prabhus decision to introduce Deen Dayal coaches for long-distance trains for unreserved passengers, Malik said the government should clarify if this is being done to make a mockery of the poor.
“The Government should make it clear whether the extra coaches would be installed in trains as a tribute to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay or is it being done to make a mockery of the poor, because deen means poor and dayal is a term used for mercy,” he said.
He taunted Prabhu saying that he is very active on social media, which drains his mobile phone battery and “that is why he seemed to be very keen on installing charging points in trains.”