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Economy in bad shape, 'tax terrorism' should be curbed: Subramanian Swamy

He also said that every university should have police personnel on the campus, and Jawaharlal Nehru University, which is in news for a recent incident of violence, should be closed for two years

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Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Subramaniam Swamy

The BJP's Rajya Sabha MP said on Friday that the country's economy was in "dire times", and "tax terrorism" should be ended to encourage investors.

He also said that every university should have police personnel on the campus, and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which is in news for a recent incident of violence, should be "closed for two years".

"The economy is in dire times, everything is going downwards, if the trend continues banks will close down, NBFCs will close down and (it will) lead to disaster," Swamy said, speaking to reporters here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of a programme at Indus University.

"The measures that can be taken are...first Income Tax needs to be abolished. The tax terrorism in our country needs to be reined in so that people start investing and do not fear taxman," he said.

"The problem we are facing at present is lack of demand, we have good supply. So the government needs to print notes and put it in the hands of people to boost demand. Government needs to build roads, big six-lane, eight-lane roads," he added.

Asked about the recent violence at in Delhi, Swamy said for the safety of students, every university should have police presence on the campus as in the United States.

"In universities like we should have not only police but CRPF and BSF too," he said.

should be closed for two years and its "good students" should be shifted to other universities like Delhi University, the MP, known for making controversial statements, added.

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First Published: Fri, January 10 2020. 22:15 IST
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