Taking cue from dissent BJP leaders on nation's economy, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday asserted that the "ill effects" of demonetisation are gradually becoming visible while traders have started feeling the pinch of GST.
While addressing a press conference, the former chief minister said, "Our fears over the note ban have come true. Now its ill effects are visible. Voices of dissent are emanating even from within the BJP on the issue."
The SP chief's comments come in the backdrop of BJP veteran Yashwant Sinha's attack on the government over issues related to the economy.
"Traders are groaning under the adverse impact of GST. The government has betrayed the business class by launching GST with much fanfare. Business has come to a standstill, inflation is rising and traders are in a state of mental shock," the former UP chief minister said.