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People who evaded tax now facing problems due to GST: BJP’s Kailash Vijayvargiya

Honest businessmen were very happy with GST, said BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya.

india Updated: Oct 22, 2017 19:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Indore
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BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya has appealed to party workers to put forward the BJP’s side over GST among the business community.(Vipin Kumar /HT file photo)

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said on Sunday that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was in the interest of the country and traders involved in tax evasion are facing problems after the introduction of this new tax regime.

Addressing BJP workers during a programme in Indore, Vijayvargiya said, “The people who are involved in unlawful practices (such as tax evasion) are shouting loudly against GST. Such traders now need to run their businesses with honesty.”

“The honest businessmen are very happy with GST,” the BJP general secretary claimed.

Vijayvargiya appealed to the party workers to put forward the BJP’s side over GST among business community and traders.

He said, “The Modi government has implemented GST in the interest of the country. There can be some negative talk about it along with positive things, but we should talk about GST emphatically.”

Vijayvargiya said, “You (BJP workers) should also tell the common people that the decisions that have been taken about GST are not the decisions made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone.

“These decisions have been taken by the GST Council headed by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley with unanimity. The Council includes finance ministers of all state government of the country.”

First Published: Oct 22, 2017 19:48 IST