"It is a directionless and anti-people budget," BJP's vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, adding that without taking effective steps for ensuring security, facility and time, "announcements have been made for an expensive journey".
He said at a time when the common man was already under attack from the burden of price rise and inflation, "the railway budget has given another bigger blow". Naqvi said, "While the Railway minister has announced a five-year plan for taking care of security, facility and time, the burden of increased fare has been slapped on the common man in five minutes".
BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar said the Rail Budget was "anti-aam aadmi" and there was no vision in the budget. "There is no vision. There is no action and passenger has been raised... prices will shoot up," he said. He added, "This budget is annexure minister's annexure budget."