2010 that Dy CM Modi announced sops related to abolition of entry tax on goods. A year on while Modi readies to make another budget speech on Feb 25, the sops remain a mere scrap of paper, much to the charging of state’s industry.
“ Modi is not a man who plays to the gallery and does mean what he says, but the delay in implementation of his year-old proposals has hit us hard,’ a Bihar Chamber of Commerce functionary said and explained that traders continue to cough up taxes which the business-friendly Modi had announced to abolish.
A trader said Modi is alive to the issue, “During our pre-budget meeting with him on Jan 21, Modiji said he does not need to be reminded of his announcements as things are in process,“ the trader recalled and added the desperate wait is on. It would be in the interest of every one as soon as the implementation takes place in this matter.