Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a unique reform that changed the tax procedure overnight in the country.
Addressing a huge rally at Khelgaon in Udaipur, he said, GST helped reduce transport cost and increase the earning of drivers of trucks and tractor trolleys. He said, the government is working to bring in a transformation in transportation in India.
The prime minister also requested officials to launch a 15-day campaign to raise awareness about GST among small traders so that they could get benefit from the tax reform
Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, addressing the gathering, said that works done in the three years of the Modi government were more than what had been done in the previous 50 years.
Criticizing the previous Congress government for its indecisiveness, Mr Gadkari said, the NDA government had completed several stalled and incomplete projects.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that state was progressing on the path of a ‘New India’ with the motto ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’. She also highlighted the works done by her government in the fields of education, water conservation, self-sustainability of women and affordable health care.