Questions over Uttar Pradesh’s pre-poll budget

With general elections looming, the Bhartiya Janta Party-led Uttar Pradesh government has presented its annual state budget, handing bounties to cow protection, Hindu pilgrimages, the Sanskrit language, and other causes. Presenting the biggest ever budget for the state, which the government dubs “welfare-oriented”, it clearly tries to please citizens on religious lines. Uttar Pradesh, which sends […]