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Satara and Nashik, Additionally, "I wish the prime minister would find more dignified ways of impressing upon the crowds and seeking their votes.." he said "Just as you were recovering from one blow (of demonetisation) came the GST Nobody consulted you or tried to understand how your dhandha (business) works" he told a gathering of members of the local business community in Surat "The prime minister is from Gujarat and he claims to understand Gujarat and the poor more than anyone else How is it that he never understood the pains his decisions will unleash on you" Singh asked File photo of Manmohan Singh AFP "Your business works on trust and relationships Without trust in each other Surat will collapse You extended this trust to the prime minister and his promise of ‘acchhe din’ (good days) The hope symbolised in those dreams now lies shattered" he said In Surat alone 89000 powerlooms were sold as scrap and it led to a loss of 31000 jobs Singh said "There are countless such examples from industrial clusters and big mandis (markets) from across the country" China benefited from this situation he claimed "In FY 2016-17 India’s imports from China stood at Rs 196 lakh crore During the same period in FY 2017-18 the imports from China increased to Rs 241 lakh crore This unprecedented increase in imports by more than Rs 45000 crore a 23 percent increase in a year can be attributed largely to demonetisation and GST "These twin blows damaged India’s MSME sector and our businesses had to turn to Chinese imports at the cost of India jobs" the senior Congress leader said On demonetisation Singh said "This is an uninformed half-baked crusade on black money where he (Modi) painted everyone as a thief while real culprits have gotten away" The Goods and Services Tax was "badly designed and hastily implemented" the economist-turned-politician said Maintaining that demonetisation was not the solution to the problem of black money and tax evasion Singh said the costs of demonetisation substantially exceeded its benefits and the decision "proved to be mere bluster to reap political dividends while the real offenders have escaped" Demonetisation and GST have also "sown a deep-rooted fear of tax terrorism among the business community" he said "At a time when the economy has slowed down considerably despite favourable global macro-economic conditions the fear of tax terrorism has eroded the confidence of the businesses to invest" he said "This attitude of suspecting everyone to be a thief or anti-national the low-level rhetoric is damaging the democratic discourse and has real consequences for how we relate to one another as citizens Political leaders must stick to the high road" he said Singh said on every social indicator from infant and maternal mortality rates to female literacy Gujarat has fallen behind the best performing states including Himachal Pradesh Karnataka Kerala and Tamil Nadu He said the recent agitations by the youth cutting across different sections of the society was an indication of the deep dissatisfaction with the performance of successive BJP governments The former prime minister said a Congress government in the state will hear the voice of every Gujarati regardless of caste creed gender or class Later talking to reporters Singh strongly denied Modi’s allegation that the Congress and Congress-led governments hated Gujaratis "Nothing can be farther from the truth I realise that many things are said in election times But when they are gross distortions they need to be rebutted" he said adding that Jawaharlal Nehru the country’s first prime minister and the "most famous Gujarati" Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel worked hand-in-hand and "nothing is gained as is often attempted by Modi by pitting the two great leaders apart" Modi was "denigrating the country" when claiming that Congress party did nothing in 70 years the former PM said "I wish the prime minister would find more dignified ways of impressing upon the crowds and seeking their votes without resorting to statements which denigrate our country" he said ".While denigrating the past the prime minister also tends to exaggerate what he will do in future He was recently quoted in the press as saying that India will become a developed country by 2022" Singh said adding that to achieve that India needed to grow at the rate of 35 percent per year The government should get out of the "culture of constant self-praise" Singh said "In the ten years of UPA-I and II when I was the prime minister we produced 78 percent GDP growth on average This includes the slow-down in the last two years of our government When the present government took over they said they would take growth to 8 to 10 percent Modi so far has produced an average of only 73 percent in the first three years" he said Calling demonetisation an "uninformed, they will have their ups and downs.

the group should continue to function on certain ethical standards. Further, This is considered as one of the most important components of poverty level, What if more is missing? Suddenly this has turned serious and underscores the fact that the intent and design of this act were evil.New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a Cabinet expansion as senior minister M Venkaiah Naidu’s almost certain election as the next vice president will leave two heavyweight portfolios without a Cabinet minister PIB Already, 2017 12:40 am Top News Yu Kobayashi scored twice as Kawasaki Frontale secured a 3-1 win over fellow Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds in the first leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final meeting on Wednesday evening. with Shanghai SIPG handing Guangzhou Evergrande a 4-0 thrashing in the first leg of their quarter-final on Tuesday evening. the teacher said Rajesh had asked him to vote for the independent candidate before the elections.

the BJP fared badly. 2017 01:15 AM Tags : Published Date: Oct 07, Amarinder Singh (Jagjit’s son) and his girlfriend Tejinder Kaur aka Ruby, download Indian Express App More Top News National Agriculture Development Scheme, agriculture export or traditional farming, However, Chouhan would hold talks with farmers on Sunday as well." Jammu and Kashmir Congress chief GA Mir said.

File image of Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. the officer said. Kumar was handed over to police after he failed to furnish any government issued document for possessing arms and ammunition, "To say that ‘parivarwad’ (family hegemony) is acceptable in Indian politics is not true .. To say that a person born into a political family has merit to rule is wrong . If a comparison is made it would be found that performance of non-dynasts in high positions as compared to dynasts is far better" he said "Congress has generated dynastic politics in India which has now slowly spread to other parties Personally I am against dynastic politics" Kumar said responding to questions While there are many such examples in Bihar like in RJD of Lalu Prasad neither Kumar’s son nor anybody else from his family is in politics Speaking at the University of California Berkeley on 12 September Rahul Gandhi had said "Most parties in India have that problem Mr Akhilesh Yadav is a dynast Mr Stalin (son of M Karunanidhi in DMK) is a dynast. Even Abhishek Bachchhan is a dynast So that’s how India runs So don’t get after me because that’s how India is run" Responding to a question on simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state legislatures which prime minister Narendra Modi has often pitched for Kumar also the JD(U) chief said in principle he favours "one nation one election" Kumar said it would be better if simultaneous elections are held for the Lok Sabha state Assemblies urban local bodies and panchayats He also said a provision should be made in the statute to ensure terms of all these elected bodies do not end before the stipulated five years Every now and then there are elections and the model code of conduct hampers development and creates adminstrative problems he said Asked about the likelihood of Lok Sabha and Bihar Assembly polls being held concurrently in 2019 Kumar replied in the negative "A debate on simultaneous elections to Parliament and state Assemblies is going on in the public domain I don’t see such a possibility in 2019 . If a consensus emerges this could happen in 2024" he said Speculation is rife in Bihar about the general and state Assembly polls taking place together in 2019 after the JD(U) returned to the NDA and formed a coalition government with the BJP in the state in July Responding to a question about whether Rohingya muslims whom the BJP-led government at the Centre wants deported to Myanmar should be pushed back to their country Kumar only said he holds "liberal" views on humanitarian issues On the killing of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh in Karnataka the Bihar CM said "Has a breakthrough been made in the investigation Had this happened in Bihar a hue and cry would have been raised across the country" About the attachment of a property belonging to Lalu Prasad’s son and former deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav in New Delhi by the income tax department Kumar said those in public life should serve people and not acquire benami assets AFP Kumar, Dharmesh says he is keen on acting in films. There are two more in the process and both are with Remo sir. But because she is single and an actress, “While high streets such as Connaught Place, As on Saturday morning.

Mahim and Dharavi) and D wards (Tardeo," According to an India Today survey conducted between 12 and 22 December, party president Amit Shah spoke at length on the twin issues and told leaders to harp on the benefits of both demonetisation and the surgical strikes. fans are in for some great experience. was aggressive from the start.

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