Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) expressed disappointment over Budget 2018, lamenting that the Centre did not pay heed to party's request for more grants for the development of National Capital Region (NCR). Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia criticized the budget in series of tweets.
Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "I had expected some financial assistance to important infrastructure projects for national capital. Am disappointed that Centre continues its step-motherly treatment to Delhi."
Manish Sisodia, tweeted," Disappointing #Budget2018. Not a single extra rupee increased in Delhi's share in Central taxes since 2001-02, stays at Rs 325 Cr. No other part of India gets such treatment. BJP govt at Center continues to treat Delhi residents as second-grade citizens."
"Delhi police comes under Centre. Yet no plans or schemes announced to tackle crime and issues of women safety that have made Delhi the crime capital of India.
Highly disappointing #Budget2018!," said Sisodia.
Land in Delhi comes under Centre. Yet no plans announced to regularise unauthorised colonies or give more land to Delhi govt to build clinics, schools, hospitals and bus depots.
Highly disappointing #Budget2018!
" I had personally requested a special package for 2000 electric buses for Delhi, which could have played a major role in combating air pollution. Unfortunately, BJP govt does not care for Delhi."