UP budget shows the state's growing economic might: BJP

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Gopal Krishna Agarwal

BJP national spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal (File image)

New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday said the Uttar Pradesh budget underlines the growing economic might of the state and its proposals will help in research and skill development, women empowerment and farmers' progress.

Party national spokesperson Gopal Krishna Agarwal said in a statement that for the first time the state's budget has crossed Rs 7 lakh crore and its fiscal deficit is at 3.4 per cent, which is within the mandated 3.5 per cent.

The GDP of Uttar Pradesh has grown to become Rs 25.55 lakh crore and it will help the state play an important role in the country's development, he said.

Agarwal said the budget will help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resolve for a developed India and will strengthen infrastructure on the lines of the Union Budget.

Citing various proposal for the development of infrastructure and sites associated with cultural and religious places, he said the budget is dedicated to "Ram Rajya" and will also create numerous employment opportunities.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday presented the Rs 7.36-lakh-crore budget for 2024-25 invoking Lord Ram and prioritising infrastructure development as well as the welfare of women, youth and farmers.

Starting his budget speech in the assembly with a verse of epic Ramcharitmanas, Finance Minister Suresh Khanna said that the state government is inspired by the concept of 'Ram Rajya'.