State Finance Minister Saurabh Patel presented the budget for 2016-17 in the Assembly today. The Chief Minister said it will bring paradigm shift in the lives of tribals, rural people, women and the youth, according an official release.

It would help realise the motto of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' (development for everybody), she said.

Congress said the Budget did not have concrete proposals. Leader of opposition in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela said it offered no solution for price-rise and measures for job creation.

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"People were expecting reduction of VAT on petrol and diesel. There was no mention about it in the budget. Instead they have made cars costlier by imposing a new tax. This budget offers no solution to end price-rise, as high VAT on fuel is responsible for the inflation", said Vaghela.

"When lakhs of educated youths are unemployed in Gujarat, government is promising to create some thousand jobs. There are no concrete steps to create new jobs", he said. Senior Congress MLA Shaktisinh Gohil said the budget is "nothing but a jugglery of figures".

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