New Delhi, Oct 13: Launching a scathing attack on the Narendra Modi government and its policies, dissent BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday said that demonetization adversely impacted and after the GST implementation people in Bihar feel “this government’s days are numbered”.
Unhappy over the way the GST had been implemented, most conversation among the people in Sinha’s home state ends with “your government is gone”.
In an interview to NDTV, the actor-turned politician stated that 80 per cent of the Bharatiya Janata Party members had wanted party veteran L.K. Advani to be their candidate for the presidential election in July.
“Not only I wanted, let me tell you, more than 80 per cent people in our own party, they wanted Advaniji.”
He said Advani was “clearly the most suitable, learned, respectable, experienced, desirable and deserving candidate for the most prestigious post.”
Targeting centre over note ban, sinha said it has created panic among the poor and businessmen. You cannot gauge the mood of the country by talking to corporate houses.
“There is need to take care of the middle class, younger generation, the unemployed, vendors, farmers situation, everything has to be taken into account,” Sinha added.
He said former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha had also raised his concerns over the manner of implementation of the Goods and Services Tax-regime. “GST came when people were still reeling under the impact of demonetisation.”
“People are facing problems. People in Bihar ask each other in Bhojpuri the meaning of GST. The reply is ‘Gail Sarkar Tohar (your government is gone)’.”
“When they say this, I do not feel good. I feel pain,” Sinha added quoting people “everything is over, you just see what is happening over here. First they did demonetisation, now GST. What will they do next?”