BJP trying to conceal sufferings from note ban, GST: Shatrughan
New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday said the suffering and chaotic situation caused by demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) remained a burning issue even though the Narendra Modi government tried to cover it up.
Making an indirect reference to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, he said it tried to "divert attention" of people to other issues and 'influence media'.
"No matter how we try to cover up the suffering, pain and chaotic situation of the poor, middle class, traders caused by demonetisation and GST implementation and divert attention to other issues and influence media friends, it remains a burning issue," he tweeted.
"Hope we don't pay a heavy price."
On Friday, he had taken a dig at the government for celebrating the first anniversary of the demonetisation, saying the people would have celebrated it had they been happy.