Shimla: Terming Union Budget as anti-poor, anti common man and anti farmers, Himachal Chief Minister, Prof. Prem Kumar Dhumal, said here today that proposed hike in petrol and diesel will affect the common man at large as this would lead to more transportation cost thereby affecting every spheres of life and would increase prices of essential and other commodities.
He added higher salaried employees have been benefitted in Income Tax whereas the lower paid employees had not been given any concession.
He also mentions that Himachal Pradesh has one again been ignored by Union Government as its Industrial Package has not been extended and this can stop growth in the state.
The NDA Government had given industrial package till 2013 earlier and later it was brought down to 2010 by the UPA Government.
He said that he could not understand why discrimination was with Himachal Pradesh when it has been given to North-eastern States and Jammu and Kashmir where the geographical and topographical conditions was almost same