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Delhi Budget: Sisodia presents Rs 60,000 cr budget for 2019-20

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Delhi Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented the fifth Budget of the Aam Aadmi Party in the Assembly proposing a total expenditure of Rs 60,000 crore by the Delhi Government in 2019-2020.

Sisodia, in his budget speech, dedicated the Budget to soldiers, including those martyred in the Pulwama attack, and their families.

“The Budget is to fulfil the dreams of the martyrs and to the soldiers and their families and their welfare,” he said.

Sisodia said the Budget estimates for 2019-20 is Rs 60,000 crore, which is double of the 2014-15 budget.
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“Delhi is a financially self-dependant state which generates 95 per cent of its resources by itself and does not depend on any financial assistance from outside,” he said.

The city Budget was of Rs 53,000 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 44,370 crore for 2017-18.

In the current proposed Budget, education again gets the highest allocation with 26 per cent.

“Our government has, since starting, kept about one-fourth of its Budget for education,” he said.

He also said that the share of the transport sector has been doubled in 2019-20.

“Rs 1,807 crore has been kept in the financial year 2019-20 for implementation of various schemes, programmes and projects of public transport which is nearly double than the revised estimates of 2018-19,” he said.

The Budget also allocated Rs 100 crore for implementation of the Swaminathan Commission’s recommendation of higher minimum support price for crops, he said.

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Vikas Dubey made Chambal ravines his hideout

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Vikas Dubey, a history sheeter who brutally murdered eight policemen in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur, is still far from being arrested by the police. Hundreds of police teams are looking for him. At the same time, SSB has also been alerted on the state’s border with Nepal but no clue is available.

Meanwhile, the former DGP of UP, Vikram Singh said that the way the last location of Vikas Dubey has been traced in Auraiya, then it is very likely that he has caught the path of Chambal’s rugged route through Etawah. Agra can be reached through the rugged interior. After reaching Agra, it becomes easy to enter MP and Rajasthan.

In the case of notorious criminals, it is often seen that due to the setting, it becomes difficult for the two state police to become a co-ordinator or the other state police conducts a search operation to show themselves, but the criminal is hiding there.

Significantly, in the Bikeru village of Chaubepur, Kanpur, a bloody encounter took place between the police and Vikas Dubey’s gang on Thursday – Friday night. The police team reached Vikas Dubey’s raid here. Here Vikas Dubey along with his gang attacked the police, in which eight soldiers were martyred.

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