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Sisodia accuses BJP of 'exploiting' traders through GST

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Deputy Chief lashed out at the BJP Monday and accused it of "exploiting" traders through the (GST).

Sisodia's reaction came in response to a tweet by BJP where it posted a video of Assam's accusing the and the of opposing a proposal to keep traders with turnover less than Rs 75 lakh, out of the ambit of the GST.

The video of Sarma's address at the recently-concluded national convention of the BJP showed him charging in a meeting of that there was a proposal to keep traders with turnover less than 75 lakh out of the ambit, but the of the Congress, and the in opposed it, insisting the limit should be Rs 20 lakh.

"In this struggle between Rs 75 lakh and Rs 20 lakh, we could manage the relief only to the traders having turnover less than Rs 40 lakh," he said.

Sisodia retaliated to the charge accusing the BJP of "exploiting" the traders.

"Who can be the biggest enemy of traders in the country! BJP wanted to bring traders with a turnover of Rs 5 lakh under the GST but it was fixed at Rs 20 lakh after the opposition of AAP," Sisodia tweeted.

Despite the "repressive policies" of the BJP, the has ensured that traders in Delhi have least losses, and it will continue to do so, he asserted.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 23:05 IST