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People depressed, feeling unsafe, says Sharad Yadav

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Published : Oct 19, 2017, 12:54 am IST
Updated : Oct 19, 2017, 12:54 am IST

Traders unhappy as their business was down, says Sharad Yadav.

Former JD(U) President Sharad Yadav (Photo: PTI)
 Former JD(U) President Sharad Yadav (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: People were feeling “completely depressed” and “alienated” this festive season, reflecting the economic situation following demonetisation and GST, Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav, who rebelled against JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar on support to Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Mr Yadav, who is engaged in a bitter factional battle with Mr Kumar, said people were alienated this festive season and this reflected on the economic situation of the country following demonetisation and GST.

 

He claimed that people were also feeling unsafe due to the activism of “communal forces” in the name of “gau raksha”, “ghar vapsi” and love jihad over the last three years.

It was for the first time that on the occasion of festive season, especially Diwali, people in independent India are completely depressed, and feeling insecure and alienated, he added. “It is a reflection on the economic situation of the country which has been adversely affected after demonetisation and later GST”.

There is a lull in markets. Traders and small businessmen were unhappy as their business was down, said the former JD(U) chief.

He said that on one hand, farmers were crying for remunerative prices for their produce, on the other hand, consumers were facing the bite of price rise in the country. The government was not concerned with the grievances of the masses, Mr Yadav said in the statement.

 

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