PM says changes have made GST 'even simpler'

Sunday, 08 Oct, 2017

Later, he laid the foundation of Rajkot Greenfield Airport.

Mr Gandhi, during his second visit to the state where elections are slated by the year-end, had begun his campaign from the same temple.

Opposition Congress has been repeatedly alleging that the prime minister has been making rounds of Gujarat because the BJP is scared of losing the elections. "When Madhavsinh Solankiji (Congress leader) was chief minister of Gujarat, I recall front page advertisements for the CM coming to Jamnagar to inaugurate a water tank".

He also added that the government had already stated they would have a look at all the aspects of GST for three months and then make necessary changes as per the experience. "This generation may have suffered poverty but we would take development to such heights that future generations do not get to see poverty", he said.

Modi will also be also be inaugurating IIT Gandhinagar on the same day. On his visit to Devbhumi Dwarka district in Gujarat today, he said, "It is an early Diwali for traders as the government has redressed difficulties faced by small and medium businessmen and relaxed taxes falling under GST". "And thus, the decisions were taken with consensus at the GST council", PM Modi said. We are working to spread digital literacy to every part of India, and to finish the digital divide.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter on Friday and said, "GST is in line with our constant endeavour to ensure interests of our citizens are safeguarded and India's economy grows. A Digital India guarantees transparency, effective service delivery and good governance", he said.

Speaking of education he said, the academics of the country should not be exam-driven and the focus should be on innovation.

He is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Gujarat, this is his third Gujarat visit in a month. He is also scheduled to distribute e-tablets to the health workers.

There is a lot of excitement in Vadnagar as well as the nearby villages such as Badarpur and Molipur over the visit, the prime minister's elder brother Somabhai Modi told PTI.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit back at social media critics who mocked development under the catchphrase 'Vikas Gando Thayo Che (Development has gone crazy)', asking whether setting up an airport near Rajkot was not "development".