Diwali has come early due to decisions of GST Council

Frederick Owens
October 8, 2017

The party also alleged that high employment-generating sectors such as agriculture and textiles too have got little tax relief and the common man is burdened with very heavy taxes on items of daily use. PM Modi also said govt is modernising marine security apparatus and an institute will be set up in this Devbhoomi of Dwarka.

The prime minister will also lay foundation stones and inaugurate a number of projects.

Mr Gandhi, during his second visit to the state where elections are slated by the year-end, had begun his campaign from the same temple.

The changes were made three months after rollout of the new indirect tax regime.

Taking a jibe at people making fun of vikas (development) with Vikas gando thayo che (Vikas has gone crazy) memes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Had Chotila ever thought the airport would be constructed here?" Both the pilgrim centres would be connected by the new bridge by road.

The definition of development has changed in Gujarat since the BJP came to power in 1995, said Modi after laying the foundation stone for the Rs 2,500-crore Greenfield project for Rajkot International Airport on Saturday near pilgrimage Chotila in Surendranagar district.

PM Modi even laid foundation stone for four-lane cable-stayed bridge between Okha and Beyt Dwarka built at a cost of Rs 962.42 crore in Gujarat.

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Gujarat's election is scheduled to take place at the end of this year.

The Prime Minister also encouraged the students to focus on innovation and not just academics.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that Diwali the "festival of lights" has come early for citizens due to the latest decisions taken by the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council. This is aimed at imparting digital literacy to citizens in rural areas. "Our academics should not be exam driven".

The Prime Minister will then arrive at Bharuch.

Stating that his visit will bring back several memories from his childhood, Prime Minsiter Modi added that he look forward to visiting Vadnagar.

The PM will also launch a massive vaccination drive under Mission Indradhanush, and also distribute tablets to the female health workers. Recently PM Modi has visited Gujarat on his Birthday to inaugurate Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project on Narmada River.

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