close watch from the government on prices has kept the inflationary trends at bay. ‘’ From industry standpoint, except the initial technological challenges in filings and blockage of funds for exporters, GST has not caused any major disruption. In many cases, there has been a saving of 3 to 5 per cent due to incremental credits and vendor price renegotiation, which can potentially go up further.”
From the government’s standpoint, Jain said, the revenue collections have been a tad lower than expected. “There is definite expansion in tax base with some visible buoyancy over last few months.” “It took a lot of time to lodge an FIR in the rape case of an eight- year- old girl in Mandsaur. Even today the investigation is not going in the right direction. We demand a CBI inquiry in the case. Women in my state don’t feel safe,” he told the media. Meanwhile, a senior leader from the ruling BJP courted a controversy by reportedly asking the parents of the child to express gratitude to the local MP for visiting them.