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PM Modi, Jaitley consistently opposed GST for 7 years: Congress

Randeep-Surjewala

New Delhi, Sept. 10 : The Congress Party on Thursday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for blaming the Congress for not allowing the implementation of GST(Good and Services Tax) and said that it was the BJP who opposed the GST implementation for 7 years.

“He( PM Modi) was consistently opposing the GST for seven years, when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat. It was Congress which brought the GST issue but for seven years Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley opposed its implementation,”Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told media.

Surjewala also said the 125 crore people of this country is calling the ruling NDA Government as ‘hawabaaj’ and ‘dagabaaaj’.

“What happened to the fake promise of Prime Minister Modi ahead of the Lok Sabha elections of depositing Rs. 15 lakhs into everyone’s account after bringing back black money stashed abroad,” Surjewala said.

“What happened to the promise made to farmers of giving 50 percent profit of the cost? And now after coming to power, he has brought the 70 crore farmers on the verge of committing suicide. The 125 crore people of this nation will decide who is a traitor,” he added.

On the OROP(One Rank One Pension) issue, Surjewala said that there is still no clarity whether the ex-servicemen who takes pre-mature retirement will come under the scheme.

“Narendra Modi had promised the implementation of OROP within 100 days of him coming to power. On September 5, the announcement on OROP was made. On September 6, PM boasted about that in a public rally in Faridabad.

The ex-servicemen is even sitting on ‘dharna’ from the last 90 days. No written confirmation has been given yet by the government. There is also no clarity whether the ex-servicemen who takes pre-mature retirement will come under the OROP scheme. The 125 crore people of this nation will decide who is a traitor,” he added.

Prime Minister, who won the 2014 general elections on the promise of an economic revival, earlier lashed out at the opposition for obstructing key reforms like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in Parliament. (ANI)