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UPA Govt failed to keep up promise: Swamy

Written by: Staff

Coimbatore, Apr 25 (UNI) Janata Party president Dr Subramanian Swamy today alleged that the Finance minister P Chidambaram was issuing false statements to the people the UPA Government was spending lot on education.

Talking to newspersons here, he said in its Common Minimum Programme (CMP), the UPA Government had promised a budget allocation for education of at least six per cent. But in 2003-04 before the UPA came to power in May 2004, the allocation on education was 2.9 per cent. Two years later as on April this year, the allocation was 2.8 per cent of GDP.

He said in terms of capital expenditure for education like infrastructure facilities only 0.01 per cent of the total budgetary expenditure was allocated on the capital account. The rest goes for the revenue expenditure, he said and added the proposed increased expenditure on education this year will be on the revenue account only.

Alleging the education policy of the UPA was a flop and complete betrayal of the electorate, he said the people of Tamil Nadu should now realise that the 12 UPA Ministers from the state had done little.

He claimed that the voters of Tamil Nadu were fed up with the Dravidian parties and they will vote for the BJP-JP alliance candidates. He claimed that the Hindu community was facing a threat from terrorism, conversion and infiltration from Bangladesh. There is a necessity to safeguard the Hindu community. Hence the Janata Party has allied with BJP in this election, he said.


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