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Budget 2021: Rahul Gandhi demands support to MSMEs, farmers, workers

Ahead of the presentation of the Union budget, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday said it should provide support to small and medium enterprises, farmers and workers, and generate employment

Budget 2021 | Union Budget | Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with students and teachers at St. Peter's and St. Paul's School Auditorium in Meenangadi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Ahead of the presentation of the Union budget, leader on Monday said it should provide support to small and medium enterprises, farmers and workers, and generate employment.

He also demanded an increase in healthcare budget and hike in defence expenditure to safeguard the country's borders.

"must: Support MSMEs, farmers and workers to generate employment. Increase healthcare expenditure to save lives. Increase defence expenditure to safeguard borders," he said on Twitter.

chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said it was a challenge for Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to move beyond "thinking and execution paralysis".

"Will the 'maximum slogan, minimum work' government live up to India's expectations in Challenge for FM to travel beyond 'thinking and execution paralysis' to meaningful delivery for people," he tweeted.

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First Published: Mon, February 01 2021. 11:27 IST