LokSabha 2019: Rajasthani community in city gives mixed response

Anvita Srivastava
Thursday, 4 April 2019

Jivaraj Parihar, a businessman in Kothrud, said, “The current government has done good work and we have emerged as a global power. With the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) transparency did come in the businesses. With the existing corruption, five years was too less for a government to bring a change. Since the current government were doing good work, they should get another five-year term to prove themselves.”

Pune: The Rajasthani community living in Pune and majorly belonging to the business class too has given a mixed response on the current government’s work. 

Most of them were happy with the current government’s work and felt that unemployment and farmers’ distress should be the main agenda for any government that comes to power.

Jivaraj Parihar, a businessman in Kothrud, said, “The current government has done good work and we have emerged as a global power. With the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) transparency did come in the businesses. With the existing corruption, five years was too less for a government to bring a change. Since the current government were doing good work, they should get another five-year term to prove themselves.”

He further said, “Employment and farmers should be the main agenda this election and not the loan waiver to the farmers. It was important to empower our farmers with technological advancement which can help them in increasing the yield, which I believe the current government has done and will do more if elected again.”

Umesh Chaudhary, a businessman and a member of Sirvee Kshatriya Samaj, said, “The government has done good work and for the Modi government, the country has been a priority. Policies like GST has increased the transparency and now there will only one tax whereas, earlier every state had a different tax system. Although in the beginning there were problems, but whenever a new idea is implemented it was natural for people to face problems, but now gradually things are falling in place.”

He said, “I deal in sanitary products and a lot of transactions used to happen in cash and depositing cash in the banks was a problem, but now with almost 90 per cent of cashless transactions, things have become more transparent.”

“The RERA Act has also helped in regulating real estate business and protecting the interest of buyers. The Act has brought stability in the market,” Chaudhary added.

Amol Dharmavat, a businessman from Kondhwa, said, “All the policies of the current government have been a failure, especially GST and demonetisation. A lot of small-scale industries suffered due to it. In the last five  years, only big industries have flourished whereas a common man has suffered a lot.”

He said, “Unemployment has been one of the major issues under the current government and without generating employment how can you improve a country’s economy?”

“Congress was doing a lot of good work when they were in power. Whichever government comes, it should be a majority and not a coalition government with too many parties involved in it,” he added.

Sandeep Nimbalkar, a businessman, said, “The current government only talks but hardly performs. They have been using the same policies of the Congress government by the changing name. Polarisation has increased and policies like demonetisation and poor implementation of GST created a problem. Many people also lost their lives when demonetisation was announced.” He said, “The new government should take care of unemployment and farmers’ distress. Congress government can bring balance and stability as they take everyone together.”

Modaram Dewasi, industrial hardware businessman, Viman Nagar said, “The current government has done good work and the implementation of GST was a boon for business class. People who were honest did not face any issues. A lot of development work was done in the country and in Pune too. “In the present government, we have seen a vision for development which was missing.” 

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