CM Baghel Slams Modi Government Over Note Ban, GST Rollout

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  • Chhattisgarh CM Baghel slams BJP-led government over demonetization.
  • He has described PM Modi as the most unsuccessful and rhetorical Prime Minister in history.
  • Baghel also addressed asked about the paddy procurement drive in the state.

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday criticised the Narendra Modi government over its policies, including demonetisation, the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and export of country-made anti-coronavirus vaccine doses amid the pandemic. He hit out at the central government after Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier in the day described PM Modi as the most successful administrator of the country after independence.

As per reports at Raipur airport, when CM was asked about Shah’s statement hailing Modi, the chief minister said, “Whatever Amit Shah Ji has said, it could be his assessment. But when history will be reviewed, we will see when Modi implemented the note ban what was its impact on the country and economy. What was the impact on the economy when the GST was introduced? When vaccines were being manufactured in the country and being exported, there was a continuous rise in corona cases. People will review it.” “I think that Modi Ji’s name will be recorded as the most unsuccessful and jumlebaaz (one who indulges in rhetoric) prime minister in the history,” he added.

When asked about the paddy procurement drive in the state, Baghel said, “It would start from December 1st. Farmers who had water facilities have started harvesting their crops, but it is not underway at a large scale across the state.” He also said the state government will disburse the third instalment of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana on November 1st, so there will be no shortage of money to farmers.

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