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Demonetisation a disaster, GST torpedoed economy: Rahul Gandhi

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Demonetisation a disaster, GST torpedoed economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday described demonetisation as an “out and out disaster” and said that GST was a “torpedo” which destroyed the economy.“The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) is yet not able to understand the pain of the nation,” Rahul Gandhi said after a meeting of party general secretaries here. “I don’t know what they are going to celebrate. November 8 is a sad day for us,” he said referring to the government’s decision to observe it as anti-black money day.

“Today we had two meetings, one on demonetisation and the other on GST. In the demonetisation meeting we discussed how the country has suffered and many small businesses have closed. In the GST meeting, it was discussed how a good idea was destroyed,” Mr. Gandhi said. The Prime Minister gave two shocks to the country “one after another”, Mr. Gandhi further added.

The Congress leader’s remarks come a day after Prime Minister said he was prepared to pay any price but would not roll back the reforms.

“The government would make changes to better the system, and whether we remain or not, we will not let the nation be ruined. There would be no rollback of the mega reform move,” Mr. Modi said in Karnataka on Sunday.

-With inputs from the Hindu
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