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Congress mocks PM Modi on GST, says Diwali is more like 'Diwala' this year

This comes after Modi said, 'Diwali has come early for our citizens due to the decisions taken in GST Council'

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the  inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Year Celebrations of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The on Sunday mocked Prime Minister Modi's statement of 'coming early' after the decisions taken by the Goods and Service (GST) Council, stating that is more like a 'Diwala' (bankruptcy) this year for the people of the country.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday had asserted that Diwali, the 'festival of lights,' has come early for citizens due to the latest decisions taken by the Council.

While speaking to ANI, senior leader Sandeep Dikshit said, "Prime Minister Modi has made a mistake by saying that 'Diwali' has come early for citizens; it more of a 'Diwala' (bankruptcy) that has hit the country. Even if he compares the reforms to any other festival, it won't change the current state of the people. The commoners are still going to be in the same state of distress. This has ruined the hope for its people and will continue to do so".

Echoing similar views, another spokesperson Ajoy Kumar stated that the moment the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is abolished, the country will celebrate true

"Prime Minister Modi is someone who only thinks for the rich class or businessmen, not for the middle or lower middle class. The reform is a true example to my earlier statement. The country will celebrate true Diwali the day when the BJP and its rule takes off from the country," he said.

This statement comes after Prime Minister Modi, while addressing a public rally in Dwarka, said, "Diwali has come early for our citizens due to the decisions taken in the We had said we will study all aspects relating to GST for three months, including shortcomings. And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the "

He also said, "When there is trust in a government, and when policies are made with the best of intentions, it is natural for people to support for the best interests of the nation. The common citizen of India wants the fruits of development to reach him or her. Nobody wants their children to live in poverty. We want to help our people fulfill that dream and we want to fight poverty.

First Published: Sun, October 08 2017. 10:25 IST