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Coimbatore

Left parties spreading fake news on GST impact

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : BJP Coimabtore Lok Sabha Candidate in the AIADMK alliance, C P Radhakrishnan Monday accused the Left parties of spreading false information about the implementation of GST and its impact on industries in the region.

Talking to reporters here, Radhakrishnan said almost all the industries, be it manufacturer or service sector, numbering around42,000 in the district were functioning as usual and the only problem they faced was acute labour shortage.

Stating that he and Tamil Nadu Municipal Administration Minister, S P Velumani and Fisheries Minister Jayakumar had made sure that the demands of the industries were met, by bringing down the tax rates, he said that once elected he will make efforts to reduce the only remaining one rate on textile job workers from 18 to 5 per cent.

Left parties, in the company of DMK, were tryjng to confuse the people and industries by spreading false information to give a bad name to the Narendra Modi government, he alleged.

CPIM candidate, P R Natarajan is pitted against Radhakrishnan.

When asked about the Government report tabled in the Assembly that 50,000 MSMEs downed the shutters due to GST, he said that the closure was due to various other reasons, including the 13 to 15 hours power cut during the DMK rule and loss of capital after paying for diesel to run the generator during power cut.

He said that about 56,600 people were benefited under Mudra scheme with loans worth Rs 865 crore in the city alone.

Evading a direct reply on the remarks of two union ministers–Nitin Gadkari and Piyush Goyal–on implementation of the Chennai-Salem Green Corridor and need for NEET, Radhakrishnan said people were more aware about the issues as there was heavy increase in the vehicles.

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