Lucknow: Hailing the Interim Budget 2019, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that it will help achieve the dream of a ‘New India’. Adityanath said that this budget addresses all sections of the society, including farmers, middle class, poor and women.

Meanwhile, the budget session of Uttar Pradesh legislature is scheduled to commence on February 5. The UP budget session is expected to cross Rs 5 trillion for 2019-20 in the state Assembly on February 7. The session would commence from February 5 with the joint address to both the houses of the state Legislature by Governor Ram Naik as it would be the first sitting of the legislature in 2019.

The Assembly session will end on February 22 after the passage of the budgetary proposal. Political parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Congress have convened their respective legislature party meeting in the state on February 4 to chalk out their strategy for the budget session. (Read: Interim Budget 2019: Full Text of Piyush Goyal’s Speech – Read Here)

Union Minister Piyush Goyal, while concluding the Interim Budget speech, said that budget will act as a facilitator for the growth of the country. He said, “This is not just an interim budget. Ye desh ka vikas yatra ka madhyam hai. (This is not just an interim budget, but the channel to the country’s progress route). ”

He added that the country is changing due to the “josh” (enthusiasm) of the people.

Union Minister Arun Jaitley also lauded the Interim Budget and said it marks a high point in the policy directions that the Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given to this nation. He added that Interim Budgets are also an opportunity for the Government of the day to introspect their performance of the last five years and place its facts before the people.