Gogoi blames it on PM for economic 'slowdown'
By our Staff
GUWAHATI, Oct 3: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has blamed it on Prime Minister rendra Modi for spelling doom for Indian economy by taking decisions like demonetization and implementation of GST.
Talking to newsmen in the city on Tuesday, Gogoi said: “Both the wrong decisions – demonetization and implementation of GST – were taken by none other than the Prime Minister himself. Now former Union Fince Minister Yashwant Sinha and BJP leader Arun Shourie are skeptical of the decisions taken by the Prime Minister. Investment in the country has fallen down and job generation has been slowed down. They say ‘make in India’ but engineers are becoming jobless. They talk of skill development, but more and more youths are becoming jobless in the country.”
Gogoi said: “We need taxes, but without squeezing out the poor and commoners. Even top RSS leader Mohan Bhagawat was on record saying recently that the government is not on right track. The government at Dispur, on the other hand, is running on advertisements that publish only the Chief Ministr’s photos.”
On the Luis Berger scam, Gogoi said: “The CBI won’t get anything in its investigation. This is because the government will influence the investigating agency. When there was my government, Sarbanda Sonowal did allege that I was protecting someone involved in the scam. However, he’s protecting the person now. Himanta Biswa Sarma has even filed a defamation suit against me on the Luis Berger case. He’ll be pleased if I end up by landing in jail.”
On the arrest of Akhil Gogoi under the NSA, Gogoi said: “When we’re in power, there were many who threatened us of taking up arms. However, we never arrested them under the NSA. The present government at Dispur has, however, booked Akhil Gogoi under the NSA.”