Kolkata: Criticising the hasty step of the Modi government in implementing the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the state Finance minister Amit Mitra said: “People of India will give a suitable answer at the right time for the consequences they faced due to demonetisation and implementation of GST without developing proper infrastructure.”
Dr Mitra was speaking at a programme organised by six chambers of commerce of the state to highlight the economic and infrastructural development Bengal has witnessed in the past few years. He said people from across the country had suffered due to demonetisation. It had even claimed several lives and it had badly hit the country’s GDP.
“So the people of the country will give appropriate answer to all these at the right time,” said Dr Mitra adding that the GST was basically for the benefits mainly of the medium scale enterprises. But the way it has been implemented has left a deep negative impact on them instead of helping them out.
It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had criticised the Centre’s decision of demonetisation within an hour of the announcement of the decision.