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Opposition Reaction: Deception Among Old Persons, Says Duval

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For the leader of the opposition, the Budget 2023-2024 is deceitful. He commented the measures announced in his office. “Old-age persons are really deceived. Many aspects have not been addressed in the Budget. For instance, the malaise, exodus, and expectations of Mauritians,” he added. For the leader of the opposition, the government is out of breath and exhausted. “There has been no innovation and no new ideas for a better Mauritius,” he stated. For Xavier-Luc Duval, there has been a ridiculous fall in petrol prices. Xavier-Luc Duval also went back over the Extended Programme. He said he expected it to be abolished after the high rate of failure. However, there has been no provision from the government on this subject, regrets Xavier Luc Duval.

Boolell: “No plan to boost the economy”

The Parliamentary leader of the Labour Party criticised the measures announced in the 2023-2024 Budget. He says the Minister of Finance has shown no plan to boost the economy. The Labour Party held a post-Budget press conference. Arvin Boolell said that government should have given more to citizens. He was referring to the drop in petrol prices. He also highlighted the depreciation of the rupee from 2015 to date. He estimates the depreciation of our currency at 40%. He also deplored the lack of investment in the port sector, which is ranked last in Africa.

Bérenger: “GM won’t hold election without increasing the old age pension to Rs 13 500”

Paul Bérenger also commented on the 2023-2024 Budget this evening. For him, this is “most likely the penultimate budget” of the present regime. For the leader of the MMM, government can hold general elections without increasing old age pension to Rs 13,500. He added that pensioners will still have to wait when the finance minister will announced an increase of Rs 1,000 only.

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