New Delhi/ Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], October 8 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Dinesh Sharma on Sunday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on 'Diwali arriving early' after the decisions taken by the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council, citing that everybody will benefit from this reform.
Prime Minister Modi yesterday asserted that Diwali, the 'festival of lights,' has come early for the citizens due to the latest decisions taken by the GST Council.
Sharma said, "I would like to congratulate the GST Council for making it a big and grand success, because our state is surely going to improve after this development. Also Uttar Pradesh will be benefitting a lot from it. Be it the businessmen or a family, all will benefit from this reform. Our government has kept everyone in consideration."
Resonating similar views, another BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain stated, "The GST reform is a gift to the people and we all should happily accept it. Keeping everyone's concern and views in mind the reform has been implemented. The traders and businessmen of the country will totally benefit from it. Prime Minister Modi, who has always thought for its people, has today proved it that he will bring growth to the nation," he said.
This statement comes a day after Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a public rally in Dwarka, said, "Diwali has come early for our citizens due to the decisions taken in the GST Council. We had said we would study all aspects relating to the GST for three months, including shortcomings. And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the GST Council".
He also said, "When there is trust in a government, and when policies are made with the best of intentions, it is natural for people to support us for the best interests of the nation. The common citizen of India wants the fruits of development to reach him or her. Nobody wants their children to live in poverty. We want to help our people fulfill that dream and we want to fight poverty." (ANI)