Time of final decision has come: Uddhav on BJP tie-up

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 07, 2017 15:48 hrs
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New Delhi: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has said that the time of final decision has come, replying to questions on his party's decision on remaining a part of the National Democratic Alliance.

"We don't give ultimatum to anyone. We take decision whenever we think so,' he said.

Criticising the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government, he said, "People are still not happy. Petrol prices are still high, inflation is still up."

On revised rules of goods and services tax, he said, "I thank central government for reducing tax slabs under GST but will it refund the tax collected so far?"

"I'm not an economist to comment on yesterday's announcements, but I must say that the previous government stood firm on its decisions. Now decisions are being changed following opposition and dissatisfaction among people," the Sena chief said.

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statements that the new GST rules are like an early Diwali for people, Thackeray said, "Changes announced by GST Council are not Diwali gift. Several more changes are required. These changes were announced in light of forthcoming Gujarat election."

On questions of giving an ultimatum to the BJP, he replied, "Time of a final decision has come. We're here to serve people and will continue doing that."

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