Politics live: Govt’s ‘crony capitalism’ causing economic crisis: Yechury

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Govt’s ‘crony capitalism’ causing economic crisis: Yechury

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury has alleged the country is facing an “unprecedented economic crisis” because of demonetisation, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and crony capitalism of the BJP-led NDA government.

Addressing an election rally in Dahanu segment of Maharashtra’s Palghar district in support of CPI(M) candidate Vinod Nikole on Sunday, he said the BJP and Shiv Sena need to be defeated to save the country and its citizens.

“There is an unprecedented economic crisis in the country today, because of demonetisation, GST, NPAs (non- performing assets) and crony capitalism of the BJP government,” Mr. Yechury said.

He alleged that there was a move to shut the state-owned BSNL and MTNL to help industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio.

“Instead of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s slogan of Jai Hind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new slogan has become ’Jio Hind’,” Mr. Yechury said. – PTI


Pressing lotus button will mean dropping bomb on Pak: UP Deputy Chief Minister

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has said voting in favour of the BJP will mean “dropping of a nuclear bomb on Pakistan“.

He said the upcoming Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections are crucial as these will be the first polls in the country after the abrogation of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

He was addressing a public gathering in support of BJP candidate Narendra Mehta from Mira Bhayander Assembly segment in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Sunday night.


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