UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sends a letter to PM Modi: A letter was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav on Friday appealing that the budget should be presented after the assembly election in all the five poll-bound states.
EC had earlier ordered Center not to announce budget for poll going states
According to reports, he has said in the letter that if the budget is presented before voting takes place, Uttar Pradesh will be deprived of schemes which could help the most populated state of the country.
On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a plea seeking the postponement of union budget due to upcoming elections in five states. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said that the budget cannot be delayed on the account of state elections.
On the other hand, Election commission had earlier directed that the budget cannot include any announcements that could influence voters in the poll-bound states.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sends a letter to PM Modi: Apex Court had dismissed the plea seeking postpone the budget
The election will be held in Uttar Pradesh February 11 in seven phases while in Punjab and Goa will be held on February 4 n a single phase. The result will be declared on March 11.
The advocate ML Sharma had earlier asked the apex court to move the budget to after the election alleging that the Centre could try to influence the outcome with giveaways and populist schemes, NDTV reported.