UP civic election results reaffirm people’s support for note ban, GST: Arun Jaitley

"GST has made doing business and trade very easy. The market size for every trader has grown. Now the whole country is his market," Arun Jaitley said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 1, 2017 3:46 pm
Arun Jaitley, Arun Jaitley on loan waiver for capitalists, bad loan, loan defaulters, National Company Law Tribunal, NPA defaulters Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Source: Express Photo by Renuka Puri)

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the results of Uttar Pradesh civic polls reaffirmed people’s support for the GST which has made doing business “easier” for traders.

At a media briefing, he also recalled his party’s unprecedented win in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly polls following the demonetisation decision and noted that it had swept “trading hubs” in UP to underline popular support to note ban.

“Today’s results (in UP) have only reaffirmed it,” he said.

The ruling BJP on Friday forged ahead of its rivals, leading on 14 of the 16 mayoral seats in Uttar Pradesh where the civic bodies polls were held in three phases, according to trends from these seats in the first four hours of counting of votes.

The Congress has used GST glitches and note ban to attack the BJP in Gujarat polls.

“GST has made doing business and trade very easy. The market size for every trader has grown. Now the whole country is his market,” Jaitley said.

He declined to comment on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s ‘dharam ki dalali’ barb at the BJP. “There is no need to answer to this,” Jaitley said.

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  1. R
    Dec 1, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    Arun Jhutley is a deadly combination of arrogance, lie, falsehood. Civic poll is not a mandate, just that UP people do not want to show any hurry in judging any government as they did it in past. So they want to give time. It is an irony that most of the political class in India belong to a very cheap mindset. There is hardly any intellectual you can find how in political arena, in any party. Modi is definitely going to sweep 2019 election, might be with a dent in the vote share. It is not because Modi Government is performing or doing any good, but because, we as a nation are in dilemmatic situation. It is good for us. Let us keep calm and only time will tell what Congress has not done in 60 years, Modi Government did it in 10 years(sarcasm)
    1. P
      Dec 1, 2017 at 4:09 pm
      No. it shows that people change their mind only after giving sufficientt time