PM’s moments with tax officials

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is said to be as uncertain about the consequences of implementing the GST as the whole country. This showed up in his recent interaction with top tax officials.  At the meeting,  officials repeatedly pointed out that prices were likely to rise in the first year after the introduction of GST and stabilise only after the second year. Some even suggested that prices could take their own time to stabilize. As most of the forecasts were negative, NaMo is said to have snapped “Garib ki thaali mein farak nahin padna chahiye (Whatever, the poor should not suffer).”

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