BJP spokesperson Sandipani Bhardwaj said that the Congress party does not desist from lying, whether it is about 10 guarantees or the import duty on apples.
He said that again and again all the leaders of the Congress party are singing the same tune that the import duty on apples has reached 15% and tomorrow it will be too much. Government minister Jagat Negi also gave this statement.
Bharatiya Janata Party wants to ask the leaders of Congress Party and their minister that if there is any notification regarding this then they should bring it forward and if they do not receive any such notification then Minister Jagat Singh Negi should immediately resign from his post. Also, Priyanka Gandhi, who came to Himachal Pradesh as a tourist, should also publicly apologize to the public for spreading such a sensation in Himachal Pradesh.
He said that Union Minister Piyush Goyal has made it clear in a press conference in Delhi that not even one percent of the 50 percent duty on apples has worked, yet their leaders are busy in telling lies only. The leaders of Congress Party are engaged in spoiling the atmosphere of Himachal Pradesh only by doing negative politics.
He said, I would like to remind that senior Congress leader and then Union Minister Anand Sharma had signed with the World Trade Organization that the import duty cannot be more than 50%, so if the Congress party is talking about increasing or decreasing it. So they should also ask their party leaders. At that time, the entire Himachal Pradesh remembers that Anand Sharma was jumping from place to place saying that we have done this.
Bharatiya Janata Party is in favor of apple growers and has continuously worked for their salvation. There is no need to give any proof for this. If any party has increased the import duty then it is only the Bharatiya Janata Party.