speaking in a meeting organised by the Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and
Industries and the Chhattisgarh State Industrial Development Corporation in
Raipur, the Minister called upon the industrialists and traders to expose tax
evaders, adding that even if he did something wrong, they should directly speak
to the Prime Minister, implying that no one should evade tax whether one is a
business man or even a minister in the Centre.
"It is our responsibility to expose
those who are doing wrong (evading tax) and harming the economy," Mr Goyal
said while interacting with traders and industrialists in Raipur.
should compete not to evade taxes, but to produce and deliver quality goods and
services, he said, adding that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has created an
honest and simplified taxation system.
should complain against those who evade taxes and expose them. Even if I myself
do something wrong, then (you should) directly speak to the Prime
Minister," he said.
the GST was not easy, particularly when the BJP was in power in only six
states, but it became possible because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's
determination and Arun Jaitley's tactful handling of states' concerns, Mr Goyal
business community has made the new single tax system a success, he said.
minister also praised the implementation of food security schemes by the Raman
Singh government in Chhattisgarh.
World Bank has called the state a role model for the implementation of food
security, he said.
Minister Raman Singh and state industry minister Amar Agrawal were also present
during the meeting.