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GST, note ban have damaged the business of even 'pakoda sellers': Mamata

Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday took a jibe at the Centre over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark that a person selling pakodas (fritters) is employed, and said steps like demonetisation and GST by the NDA government have destroyed all business opportunities in the country including those of the "pakoda sellers".

"First they have destroyed people's savings in the name of demonetisation and then burdened the people with taxes even on small items. Now they are asking people to eat pakodas and sell pakodas. But how would people do that?" Banerjee said at a public meeting in Nadia district.

"Even a pakoda seller must have some capacity to make and sell them. All the business opportunities have been destroyed," she fumed.

Accusing the BJP of trying to divide people of Bengal along communal lines, Banerjee said Hindus do not need to listen to BJP's lecture on Hinduism.

"Please do not get involved in any communal riots. Do not listen to BJP and attack anybody's house. BJP is a political party born in 1984, how can they lecture us about the origin of Hinduism? Hindu religion is into existence for thousands of years," Banerjee said.

"They (BJP) will go away after creating tension amongst yourselves. Do you think they would care if people die?" she asked.

The Trinamool Congress supremo also warned people against resorting to violence for petty issues and sought help from the local clubs to keep an eye on such trouble mongers.

"Our government does not bow down its head to anyone, it is not a cowardly government. Such things will not be tolerated," she added.

Talking about tourism opportunities in the district, Banerjee said Nabadwip would be turned into a heritage city while a world heritage centre would be built in Mayapur, the headquarters of ISKCON.

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  • s parikh, Surat

    Thu, Feb 15 2018

    Stop asking Aadhaar from patients by Doctors immediately. or they forced to sell pakodas .!!!

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  • dominic-dsouza-Rudy, mudarangady mauritius

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    only jay shah benifited

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  • Tony, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    this proves her nervousness for 2019.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Negative effect of GST and note ban is on our economy as well.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Mumtaj Didi West bengale is competiting karnataka in political killing and corruption.

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  • N.M, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Demonetization and GST were disasters. It's a shame that a few educated people still support this act of self-destruction.

    Honestly, BJP-RSS is clueless when it comes to policy-making and administration because their sole agenda is cow and communalism.

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  • Bollu, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Dont worry madam.After 2019 Modi and Amith Shah will start fresh pakoda business from Nagpur.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    That is why Narendra Modi is promoting Pakoda's 😁😁

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    wont effect pakoda sellers infact now they has accountability on each pakoda sold but definitely effected didi illegal ventures..

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    ..what kind of Hypocrite she is..just go for GST council website..only 3-4 from central Govt, all others are CM/DY CM &FM of states..

    Arun Jaitley exposed Mamata/Congress in the Parliament itself when he presented with data and said that end of the day that 88% of total GST collection goes to states incl., Mamata WB and rest 12% only remains with central Govt!!..He also challenged Congress & allies states to give in writing to bring Petrol/Diesel under GST (which they wont since its largest state revenue)..

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    First demand this condition from the 19 BJP ruled states ... than talk of other tiny states .....

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  • Mohit, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    You have damaged the society for last 30 over years by your corrupt political career. BJP corrected the loss. Good Work by BJP.

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  • gabriel, sagar

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Secrecy and transparency do not go together. Vibrant democracy is all about transparency and honesty from the top level governance to the local level governance. Both GST and Demonetisation was shrouded with secrecy, suspicion and high-handedness.

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 14 2018

    Demonization should be done secretly otherwise the main purpose will be failed
    All politicians who shout against demonization clearly shows they lost heavily due to that one act.further this goonda lady wants all her clubs to take action against ppl
    who oppose her is evident from the Political killings in the state

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