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Congress presidents targets both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister for the slowdown in investment, bank credit growth, job creation and agricultural growth.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on January 6 attacked the Centre for the economic slump in the country and described “GDP” as the “Gross Divisive Politics” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mr. Gandhi targeted both Mr. Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for the slowdown in investment, bank credit growth, job creation and agricultural growth.
“FM Jaitley’s genius combines with Modi’s Gross Divisive Politics (GDP) to give India: New Investments: 13 year (low), Bank credit Growth: 63 year (low), Job creation: 8 year (low), Agriculture GVA growth: 1.7% (low) Fiscal Deficit: 8 year (high), Stalled Projects (high),” Mr. Gandhi tweeted.
Mr. Gandhi also tweeted a news report in which the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has projected that economic growth rate for 2017-18 will be lower than the 7.1% that was achieved in 2016-17.
Rahul alleged Govt. over Note ban and GST and said that it has ruined the nation. Recently during Gujarat Assembly elections, Mr. Gandhi addressed a gathering of supporters of OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who had recently joined Congress.
A day after Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) required a major rejig, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi stepped up attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dubbed it as “BJP’s Gabbar Singh Tax.”
Addressing a rally here on Monday, Mr. Gandhi slammed the Central government for a ‘faulty tax regime that is destroying small businessmen and industries in the country.’
“The government ignored all our suggestions on GST and introduced it with celebrations at midnight. In their GST, there is the highest 28% tax and three return forms that makes the GST Gabbar Singh Tax,” Mr. Gandhi said.
Demonetisation and GST together have ruined the economy, he alleged. “With one stroke of demonetisation, Modiji ruined the economy but he did not stop there. He went ahead with GST, which has derailed the small businessmen and industries,” he said.
In his 30-minute speech, Mr. Gandhi asked the Prime Minister to break his silence over the business dealings of BJP president Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah, whose company allegedly saw an unprecedented growth in turnover after the BJP came to power at the Centre.
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