Worried by the evident anger among stakeholders over the Goods and Service Tax (GST), the Gujarat government and the BJP are leaving no stone unturned to placate them. The state government will hold conventions in days to come where it will give a detailed understanding of GST.
Deputy CM and finance minister Nitin Patel said, “Gujarat government will hold conventions to inform people about benefits of GST. This will be done on the lines of conventions held for demonetisation. The government will decide the schedule of the conventions for GST later.”
A senior BJP leader said on condition of anonymity, “The party has decided to hold conventions for GST as people have revolted against it. Many business and trade organisations had staged strikes to mark their protest and this could adversely affect the party. Senior leaders at national level have advised leaders in Gujarat to hold conventions in the state to counter such adverse effects ahead of Assembly polls.”
“These conventions will be big. They will include cultural events and public announcements among other attractions to draw people. It is also likely that PM Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah may visit one of these conventions if they happen to visit the state around that time,” the leader added.
Source : http://www.dnaindia.com/ahmedabad/report-concerned-state-govt-to-speak-of-gst-pros-2509243