Correct GST with 'Genuine Simple Tax', says Rahul Gandhi

Elias Hubbard
November 11, 2017

"Persistent pressure built by the Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party forced the GST Council and the BJP Government to reduce taxes on items of daily usage being taxed under the 28 per cent bracket".

Leading the charge against the government on the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Gandhi said the Congress would continue to fight for a 18-per cent cap on the highest GST slab instead of the current 28 per cent, and vowed that the party would get the job done "if the ruling BJP doesn't".

The Congress leader then went on to give some "suggestions", saying, "correct the fundamental flaw in GST architecture to give India a "Genuine Simple Tax" and advised the government not to waste time with lip service".

On Friday, the GST Council slashed the tax rates on 178 goods from 28 per cent to 18 per cent.

"As far as modifications made by the GST council are concerned, I think this is a reflection of the sensitivity with which the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government works. this is the government which is open to inputs".

"Slamming GST and demonetisation, Rahul said that these two decisions by the Modi government had left millions unemployed across the country".

On his fourth visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his tour of north Gujarat by praying at the revered Akshardham temple, an unscheduled change in his plan, and visited the Patidar-dominated villages of the region.

"India does not need a Gabbar Singh Tax. And that is exactly what is happening in case of GST", he added.

"We will not allow the BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India", Gandhihe tweeted even as the GST Council's 23rd meeting was on.

Criticising Chidambaram, the minister said the Congress leader has many things to thank the BJP for.

There were 227 items in the 28 per cent slab.

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