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Raj: Ex-CM flays Centre over hastily introducing GST

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur 

Former chief minister today flayed the central for its haste in introducing the Goods and Services (GST) in the country.

Today there is an "absolute" confusion over the and this has "badly" affected business across the country, he told reporters on reaching his home town.

"The had supported the on the condition that the rate will be kept at 18 per cent but the has increased it to a staggering 28 per cent," Gehlot said.

He claimed that overall there is a state of confusion in the country these days. "It does not seem any correct decision is being taken by the government, be it for traders or farmers," the leader said.

"Prime Minister Modi had promised to carry out purchasing of crops from farmers after adding the profit to the input cost. But nothing has happened in this direction so far, and farmers are compelled to take up the path of protests," Gehlot said.

"Making things further worse, the central has forced farm loan waiver on state governments and has reneged on its promise," he said.

On gangster Anandpal Singh's police encounter, Gehlot said that the state government should give nod to the CBI inquiry without any hesitation and douse the tension which has threatened the peace in the state.

Gehlot after arriving also flagged off a rally of a Youth

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 21:48 IST