Congress flays BJP’s faulty economic policy

Ahmedabad Mirror | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 06:00 am

Congress flays BJP’s faulty economic policy

Lashing out at the BJP for its “faulty economic policies and high GST”, Gujarat Congress working president Himmatsinh Patel and Shailesh Parmar said high inflation has left 6.5 crore people of the state in lurch.The Congress launched Sansad-to-Sadak agitation in 33 districts and eight municipal corporation areas. “We have noticed the plight of people because of the imposition of 5% GST on food items which have in reality become expensive by 15% in just one month,” Patel said.“This has sent the house-wife’s budget haywire. In 2014, the price of gas was Rs 434 per bottle which has gone up to Rs 1,056 now. This is PM Modi’s gift to women of India. BJP has also robbed people of India of Rs 28 lakh crore from their pockets. On one hand, inflation has increased sharply sending prices of basic commodities through the roof. Unemployment is also on the rise and people are losing business because of BJP’s arbitrary economic policies,” they said.The two said the BJP government has not spared job-seekers as papers of exams like TAT-1, TAT-2, LokRakshak Dal etc leaked before the exams. They said while “Vanche Gujarat” is being promoted, the state has failed to recruit full-time librarians for the last 15 years.

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