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Government's Economic Policy Is Self-Defeating

-Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya
[Organiser 7 May, 1962]

Calcutta, 30 April Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya, General Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh, strongly criticised the taxation proposals contained in the new Budget and said the they would affect the nation’s economy adversely.

Sri Upadhyaya was addressing a distinguished gathering assembled at a tea party arranged at the Hindustan Club in his honour. The receipting had been given by Sri S.S. Kothari, a prominent businessman.

Among those present were Dr. R.C. Majumdar, Acharya D.P. Ghosh, Sri H.L. Sarkar and Sri H.R. Shukla.

Sri Upadhyaya characterized the Government’ economic policies as “self–defeating.” The increase in the pay–scales of Central Government employees, he illustrated, was offset by the imposition of new taxes which would result in a higher cost of living and thus lead to the demand for still higher salaries.

Sri Upadhyaya said that the national mind, dissatisfied with the Congress, had been groping for an alternative, and in the Jana Sangh it was able to discern a party which had the potential for growing into one. The Communist Party, with its alien roots, and divorced from the traditions and sentiments of the people, was not acceptable to the people.

During this visit of his Sri Upadhyaya also addressed a number of organizational meetings, attended by Mandal Secretaries BJS candidates in the last, elections, and other prominent workers of the Jana Sangh.
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