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Will Not Allow BJP To Impose Gabbar Singh Tax On India: Rahul Gandhi

NEWS WORLD INDIA 2017-11-10 18:05:37

On a day when the GST Council announced a 'historic' change in the structure of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) that was implemented in July, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday reiterated his criticisms on the BJP, saying that they will not allow the BJP to impose a 'Gabbar Singh Tax' on India.

In a tweet, Rahul Gandhi said, "We will not allow BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India. They cannot break the back of the small and medium businesses, crush the informal sector and destroy millions of jobs."

We will not allow BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India. They cannot break the back of the small and medium businesses, crush the informal sector and destroy millions of jobs. #GSTCouncilMeet

— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 10, 2017

The Congress scion also outlined suggestions on improving the 'fundamental flaw' in the architecture of the GST, to turn it back into a 'Genuine Simple Tax' as envisioned by the Congress.

Rahul tweeted, "Some Suggestions, 1. Correct the fundamental flaw in GST architecture to give India a Genuine Simple Tax. 2. Don’t waste India’s time with lip service. 3. Acknowledge your incompetence, shed your arrogance and listen to the people of India."

Some Suggestions

1. Correct the fundamental flaw in GST architecture to give India a Genuine Simple Tax.

2. Don’t waste India’s time with lip service.

3. Acknowledge your incompetence, shed your arrogance and listen to the people of India.

— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 10, 2017

On October 24, in the midst of rallies in poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted, "Congress GST= Genuine Simple Tax, Modi ji's GST= Gabbar Singh Tax = yeh kamayi mujhe de de," slamming the government's version of GST.

Congress GST= Genuine Simple Tax

Modi ji's GST= Gabbar Singh Tax =''ये कमाई मुझे दे दे"

— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 24, 2017

The implementation of GST, soon after the demonetisation move hit the country's economy resulting in a lower GDP, created difficulties for small and medium traders, and increased prices for the general public on several items. The GST Council's 23rd meet which took place on Friday, moved 177 daily use items from the 28 percent taxation slab to the 18 percent slab, coming as a relief for the public.