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GST launched: TMC slams Modi govt over tax reform, says it will harm small traders

Kolkata: Slamming the Modi government over the GST roll out, senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee on Saturday said GST will prove to be a bane for lakhs of small traders across the country.

File image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

"It was at the stroke of midnight that India got freedom and again at the stroke of midnight the trading community of our country lost their independence to license raj. It will be a bane for the trading community," Chatterjee, TMC general secretary and state parliamentary affairs minister, said.

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Friday it will bring back the dreaded "Inspector Raj".

CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra too lashed out at the BJP government for trying to implement GST in a hurried manner.

"There are a number of problems arising from the Goods and Services Tax, which has being hastily implemented from 1 July. The Modi government has put in place GST in great haste and this is causing a number of problems for small entrepreneurs, traders and shopkeepers. Enough time should be given for implementation of the new tax structure," Mishra said while addressing a programme in Kolkata.

Published Date: Jul 01, 2017 21:04 PM | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 21:06 PM

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