New Delhi, Jan 27: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to present Union Budget for 2017-18 after the assembly election in five states.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, the Samajwadi Party chief has asked the government to present the Budget after March 8, fearing that if it is not done, poll-bound states including Uttar Pradesh might be left out.
Earlier this week, Supreme Court ordered that Centre doesn’t need to postpone the Union Budget from the date – February 1.
This ruling came as a response to some parties demanding to move the Budget after Assembly elections, asserting that BJP might have unfair advantage because of it.
However, the Election Commission has ordered that the Budget cannot include any announcements that would influence the votes in five states – Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand.
The poll panel has ordered that the Budget cannot include any announcements that would could influence voters in the five states that begin voting just days after February 1.