GST going to change India’s economy: Venkaiah Naidu

Protest against Army a cheap political stunt: Naidu
Protest against Army a cheap political stunt: Naidu

KOLKATA: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) is going to change India’s economy though initially it might have caused some pain, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu today said.

Speaking on the concluding day of the 11th Global Doctors’ Summit here, Naidu said the improvement in India’s tax system with the introduction of GST will ultimately benefit its people.

“As the World Bank report suggests, GST is going to be transformational, revolutionary tax system to change India’s economy. Any improvement in system ultimately helps people,” Naidu said.

He said that as Vice-President, he would not discuss the merits of issues like demonetisation or GST, but if one argues that almost the entire demonetised money has come back to banks post note ban, then it must be considered if that is not better than the money stashed in bathroom and underneath the pillows of individuals.

He said India is on the cusp of new economic growth in sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision, “reform perform and transform.” (AGENCIES)