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Arun Jaitley a burden on Gujarat, says Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha blamed Arun Jaitley for being “directly responsible” for all the “anomalies” in the GST.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: November 15, 2017 3:03 pm
Arun Jaitley, Yashwant Sinha, GST, demonetisation Arun Jaitley addressing a delegation while speaking on the GST issues during the Vibrant Gujarat investor summit in Gandhinagar. (Reuters)

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday slammed Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over the “ad hoc” implementation of the Goods and Service Tax (GST) and said that Jaitley, who has been elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, is a “burden” on the people of the state.

“I want to tell you that I do not consider the finance minister a Gujarati… He might have been elected from Gujarat, but he is a burden on you. If he had not been elected from here, then a Gujarati would have got a chance in Rajya Sabha,” Sinha told mediapersons here.

Sinha, who is currently touring Gujarat, is expected to speak at public forums — organised under the banner “Time to speak up now” — in Ahmedabad, Rajkot and Vadodara. Sinha blamed Jaitley for being “directly responsible” for all the “anomalies” in the GST.

“The finance minister believes in the principle — ‘heads I win, tails you lose’… He cannot take credit for imposing on the country a deeply flawed tax system. The country and the people of the country are well within their rights to demand that he should lose his job,” the senior BJP leader added.

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  1. K
    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:03 am
    He had proved himself to be a burden for entire india !
    1. P
      Nov 16, 2017 at 12:54 am
      AJ once said Raga has knowledge without understanding... But sad to see AJ think himself as the wise but his result are proudly foolish... Stop your shameless big words with insignificant work rather let big work speak for it self...... Jai Hind....
      1. Chandra Sekaran VT
        Nov 15, 2017 at 3:47 pm
        Many felt , right after Arun jaitley's first budget,that this FM seems to be unaware of ground reality.However Arun's halwa making made the taste a bit more bitter.THEN SLOWLY we saw his ignorance slowly sparkling like a dark diamond and arun was becoming heavy,figuratively speaking.But Note ban handling and his stubborn GST efforts proved the inevitable,ARUN JAITLEY IS A VERY BIG BURDEN FOR OUR NATION, because of his inability to learn on the job, exposing his criminal lawyer tendency to fight even for a wrong case but if the money is right.Hence Shri.Yashwant sinha is right and MODI MUST PACK HIM UN CEREMONIOUSLY.
        1. Indiery Koiuytd
          Nov 15, 2017 at 8:33 am
          1. S
            Nov 15, 2017 at 8:33 am
            Sinha's pettiness and frustration is embarassingly apparent. Contrary to what critics claim, BJP is proving itself to be a party open to external and internal criticism. Had it been the Congress, Sinha would have probably found himself landing on his backside out in the street
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