"It was the first budget of the BJP-led state government. People had voted for the BJP with a lot of expectations but this budget has shattered all their hopes," former Haryana Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here.
    
Main opposition party, INLD also termed the budget as "disappointing and directionless". State INLD President Ashok Arora said, "No relief has been given to any section. The budget is silent on how the BJP will fulfill tall promises it made to the people before the polls".
    
He alleged that the capital expenditure is increasing while deficits including revenue are going down. Hooda also criticised the government on the increasing debt in the current fiscal.
    
"The previous government used to criticise us for ballooning debt. When we left the state government, the debt was Rs 71,000 crore. Under the BJP regime, the debt in current fiscal had gone up to Rs 96,000 crore for next fiscal," he said.
    
The Opposition parties also charged the state government  with levying new taxes in future for achieving targeted revenue which, according to them, would put additional burden on people.

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