Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy CM said that it will be difficult to find a viable alternative to the BJP for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, as per IE report. The reason for this given by Sisodia is,”there is no credible opposition in the country.” In an interview to IE, Sisodia said,”The problem is that the BJP is playing politics of gimmicks and jumla… I don’t think, as of now, the nation’s important issues are being discussed. I’m worried about the overall situation in the country.” He added,”There is no credible opposition in the country. The idea of a united opposition is a mathematical one and not a political one. But mathematics doesn’t work in politics. Five ideas working together cannot become the opposition. Five people, who have ambitions to become prime minister or chief minister, cannot be a united opposition. The idea of corruption-free India can be a united opposition, the idea of developing India through education can be one, but who is working towards that?”
Sisodia went on to say that the BJP has diverted everyone from the issues that matter. He said that the opposition should be talking about education and health, but they have slyly driven the course toward cow, for example. The Delhi deputy CM also said that BJP has forced people to move away from discussion on education, health, and corruption. Sisodia also spoke about the apprehension among traders regarding the GST (Goods and Services Tax), which was enforced two and a half months ago.
“They are worried, more so about the impact of the GST on the Indian economy, because that’s what they depend on. They feel that somewhere their business opportunities are being killed off because of the new tax regime… The GST is set at a maximum of 28 per cent and this high rate is causing tax evasion at some levels, I have heard. We are giving traders time to adjust to the new system,” said Sisodia, added the IE report