Congress 'an equal partner' in GST decision: PM Modi

  • Congress 'an equal partner' in GST decision: PM Modi

Congress 'an equal partner' in GST decision: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, while addressing the Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan in Gandhinagar, lashed out at the Congress party saying that they have always hated Gujarat and have always been an obstacle in the development of the state.

The rally was held to mark the conclusion of BJP's Gujarat Gaurav Yatra (march for Gujarat's honour) ahead of the high-octane electoral battle for the state where the party holds sway.

Calling it his "dream project", the Prime Minister also said that he will inaugurate the Ghogha-Dahej Ro Ro service on October 22.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday dared Congress to fight the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections on development plank rather than mocking it. GST is not being implemented through Parlia-ment or Modi, it is through a group consisting of all the State Governments, including the Congress-ruled Karnataka and Punjab, he said, adding that participation of the Central Government in the GST council is less than one-third.

Modi, who has been frequently visiting the poll-bound state, said in another tweet the two "Gujarat Gaurav Yatras" "showcased the spirit of Jan Shakti & reflected Gujarat's strong faith in politics of development and good governance". So the Congress should not spread misinformation. Modi said he has been in touch with businessmen after the launch of the GST and claimed they like the system because it has freed them from bureaucratic red tape.

The Opposition has been unwavering in its criticim of the new tax regime. "I am sure "Vanshvaad" will be defeated".

The PM went on to say that previous Congress-led UPA Government didn't leave single stone unturned to put him behind bars.

"The business community is being warned that the forms filled by them today will be used by the government to question previous transactions". Modi said following demonetisation, the sources of origin of Rs 3 lakh crore of dubious money are being probed and his government has shut down 210,000 companies without any protest. He said the Congress government of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot opposed the water supply to North Gujarat. "Gujarat has been an eyesore for the party and the family". They did not speak about the work of Morarji Desai or his dedication and commitment to Mahatma Gandhi's ideals. Modi reminded them of the "injustice" suffered by Sardar Patel, Morarji Desai and other tall leaders. He also said that Narendra Modi as a CM got 129 seats, and now that he is the PM, he will get 150 seats.