Chennai: Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan today said the NDA government’s Union Budget seemed in parts like the legitimate version of money for votes.
Taking to Twitter to voice his opinion, the actor-politician said, “Economic experts will easily be able to pick holes in this budget. But what is obvious even to the common man is that this budget sounds in some parts like the legitimate version of money for votes.”
Haasan further said even though the promises made to farmers and middle class people looked impressive, when broken down to per diem, it would amount to a paltry sum, also it seemed as self-serving.
“The bottom line is, it is a very self-serving budget by the Government. And more importantly, the budget doesn’t address any of the critical issues that affect the people of Tamil Nadu,” said his tweet.
The party in power may reap the benefits of this dole, but what if the people choose another party in the coming elections. “Why would the new party in power continue with these budgetary ideas, which they are already critical of?” he asked.
Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal had presented the NDA government’s interim budget last Friday.