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UP civic poll results reaffirm people's support for note ban, GST: Jaitley

GST has made doing business and trade very easy: Arun Jaitley

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Minister said that the of civic polls reaffirmed people's support for the which has made doing business "easier" for traders.

At a media briefing, he also recalled his party's unprecedented win in and assembly polls following the decision and noted that it had swept "trading hubs" in UP to underline popular support to note ban.

"Today's (in UP) have only reaffirmed it," he said.

The ruling on Friday forged ahead of its rivals, leading on 14 of the 16 mayoral seats in where the civic bodies polls were held in three phases, according to trends from these seats in the first four hours of counting of votes.

The has used glitches and note ban to attack the in polls.

"has made doing business and trade very easy. The market size for every trader has grown. Now the whole country is his market," Jaitley said.

He declined to comment on vice president Rahul Gandhi's 'dharam ki dalali' barb at the "There is no need to answer to this," Jaitley said.

First Published: Fri, December 01 2017. 16:05 IST