"With the economy having barely recovered from the effects of demonetization, it (the state) faced with a fresh challenge midway through the year when Goods and Services Tax (GST) was hastily enforced all across the country," Tripathi said in the state assembly.
He said the manufacturers, suppliers, traders as well as consumers faced difficulties in switching over to the new GST regime from the existing system.
Referring to the Darjeeling agitation, Tripathi said some vested interests tried to subvert the mandate of the people by taking recourse to vandalism and anarchy.
He lauded the efforts of the state government to bring back peace and stability in the region.
Tripathi praised the efforts of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to maintain peace and tranquility in the state.
"This harmonious coexistence of diverse people is an illustration of our cosmopolitan and all embracing outlook. We remain committed to maintaining this harmony and brotherhood and shall repel any subversive attempt to create fissures in our social fabric," he said.
While heaving praises on various developmental projects of the state government, Tripathi said the annual budget allocation for the minority in the state has seen almost eight fold increase over the last six years.
"In the recently ended Biswa Bangla Global Business Summit and investment of Rs 2,19,925 crore had been pledged. As many as 110 MoUs had been signed with prospects of employment generation of more than 20 lakhs jobs," he added.
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