The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says the 2022 Budget proposal indicates that government intends on taking from the public instead of providing relief to the public.
MP JC Alawathuwala said the people are faced with many hardships at present.
However, MP Alawathuwala said the Finance Minister had recently informed the media when asked about the benefits through the Budget, that the government has to take from the people.
The MP said the public has already been wrung dry and today have to resort to standing in queues to purchase goods.
He added parents are lining up for gas, milk powder, and cement while the youth are queuing up to leave the country at the Department of Immigration and Emigration.