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Shiv Sena says 'completely dissatisfied' with rail budget

The party said that the budget lacked clarity on how the money will come for the various projects

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Railway today came in for criticism from within the ruling alliance with NDA constituent claiming it lacked clarity on how the money will come for the various projects.

"We are completely dissatisfied with the They have said so many things in the But from where will the money come?," senior Shivsena leader and North-west Mumbai MP Gajanan Kirtikar said, adding the has kept everyone in 'dark'.
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Despite a patch-up post Maharashtra Assembly polls, has been taking a stance against on several issues, including the Land Acquisition Bill, reflecting the unease in ties. Railway Minister had quit Sena to join before his induction in the Narenda Modi Cabinet.

"He (railway minister) is talking about raising the height of platforms which requires Rs 97 crore. One has to allot money for these projects at one go if they have to be completed. They are talking about tripling and doubling lines, but which lines will they undertake work on. They have kept us in dark," Kirtikar said.

Taking a jibe, Chandrakant Khaire, Shivsena MP from Aurangabad, said "the is good but difficult to understand."

"People will ask us what has the region got from the Now one has to read the and then come up with an explanation," Khaire said.

First Published: Thu, February 26 2015. 15:20 IST
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