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Union Budget should be away from politics, says Kejriwal

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Funds should be allotted in the Budget to fight pollution, for sewers and to clean the city, he said.

Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal said while addressing a press conference on Thursday that the Union Budget should not be postponed and be presented on February 1 itself

Stating that the Budget should be away from politics, he said, “I will write to the Central government to not worry about the election and go ahead with the Budget.”

“The announcements in the Budget on February 1 could influence the voters. I was under pressure from within and outside the party to write to the Election Commission to stop the Central government from presenting the Budget on February 1, so that they can’t influence the election,” he said.

“But I don’t approve of this. Delhi’s development should not be stopped at any cost. So, we want Budget on February 1 itself,” he added.

Delhi Assembly election is to be held on February 8.

Enough funds should be allotted to municipal corporations and funds should be allotted in the Budget to fight pollution, for sewers and to clean the city, he said.

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