Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh budget presented by the TDP government is a list of cooked up numbers and does not present the ground reality, YSRCP MLA Buggana Rajendranath Reddy said.
Addressing the media here on Thursday, he said the budget attempts to portray the achievements of Chandrababu Naidu's administration which are non-existent. "The chief minister cannot list out a handful of projects completed or welfare schemes implemented in the last four years. The numbers presented and achievements quoted in the state budget are factually wrong and misleading," he said.
"The budget presents the same old statements of Chandrababu Naidu that the state will be ranked among top 3 by 2022, as a leading economic power house by 2029 and as a highly developed state in the world by 2050. This itself is misleading as the CM himself stated in various fora that the state is facing financial crunch. Also, all the state financials presented in the last four years were deficit and not surplus budgets," Rajendranath pointed out. The successive budgets presented by the AP government were deficit in nature:
- 2015–2016 - Rs 7,300 crore
- 2016–2017 - Rs 2,220 crore
- 2017–2018 - Rs 4,018 crore