PM Modi in Gujarat: Diwali has come early due to decisions of GST Council

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 October 2017, 05:07 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Gujarat, has said that Diwali has come early for the people of India because of the latest decisions taken by the GST Council. 

He was addressing a public rally at Dwarka. 

Highlighting the achievements of his government, he said, “We made aviation affordable and within reach of the lesser privileged. There was no aviation policy post-independence. We made those policies and took responsibility to connect smallest of places by air.”

PM Modi also emphasized setting up of hand-pumps adding that his government has supplied Narmada's water to villages.

He announced setting up of an institute for marine security in Dwarka as he said, “Marine policing is a sector we are looking at very closely. We are modernising marine security apparatus.”

He also added that the government had already stated they would have a look at all the aspects of GST for three months and then make necessary changes as per the experience. 

PM Modi said that the common citizen of India wants development to reach him/her and nobody wants their children to live a life in poverty. PM stressed that the government wants to help the people of India. 

He also added it is natural for citizens to support the government when policies are made with the best intentions. ''The world's attention is on our country and people are coming to invest here'', Modi asserted.

First Published: Saturday, October 07, 2017 05:00 PM
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