Demonetisation, GST adversely affected economy: Ghulam Nabi Azad

ANI | Updated: Sep 28, 2017 18:38 IST

New Delhi [India], Sep 28 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday said that impact of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been disastrous.

Azad said, "The impacts of demonetisation and GST on India have been disastrous. The impacts of these are unprecedented."

Azad further said under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule there is "implementation paralysis".

"Only a few big businessmen have survived this, all others have been impacted so badly that they their business have halted since then. Many have either quit India by migrating to other countries or have quit business," he stated.

"The government's estimated profit from demonetisation have also gone wrong and it does not have money now, so in future it will not be able to finish the projects it has undertaken," he added.

Earlier in the day Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha also took shot at the government's demonetisation move and said the introduction of demonetisation and GST was ill-timed.

Sinha also described the implantation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1 as the second major blow to the Indian economy after demonetisation. (ANI)

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