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India TV Exclusive | Javadekar on Gujarat Polls: 'GST Council’s decision not taken under any pressure'

Gujarat will got to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14. Counting will take place on December 18.

Written by: India TV Politics Desk, Ahmedabad [ Updated: November 15, 2017 18:23 IST ]
Prakash Javadekar at India TV's Chunav Manch
Prakash Javadekar at India TV's Chunav Manch

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said the recent GST Council’s decision to remove more than 200 items from 28 per cent tax slab was not taken under any pressure.

Speaking at India TV’s Chunav Manch, he rejected Congress party’s charge that the decision was taken due to party’s vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s continuous attack on the government.

On demonetisation, he said that the Congress spreading lies and supporting blackmoney hoarders.

He reiterated that the government is committed to bring back blackmoney and fight corruption.

To a question related to BJP’s performance in the polls, he exuded confidence that the saffron party will retain power by bagging more than 150 seats. 

The western state will got to polls in two phases on December 9 and 14. Counting will take place on December 18.

The ruling BJP is confident of retaining power for 5th consecutive term. The opposition Congress, on the other hand, fancies its chances of making a comeback to the corridors of power in the aftermath of Narendra Modi moving out of the state politics after taking over as the Prime Minister of the country.

A look at the performance of various political parties in Gujarat inn previous elections shows that polls in the state have been a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress since 1995.

The BJP has won every Assembly election in the state since 1995.

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