Rahul Gandhi called the GST the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, said that the one-slab GST would be implemented when the ‘Congress party-government’ comes to power at the Centre
Hyderabad: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took a jibe at the Goods and Service Tax, calling it the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, and said that the one slab GST would be implemented when the ‘Congress party-government’ comes to power at the Centre.
Gandhi was speaking at an interactive meeting with women self-help groups, organized by the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee, when he also criticized the NDA government, claiming that it had waived loans of Rs 2.5 lakh crore of the richest businessmen in India for the past two years.
Talking about the GST, he said, “No (it is) Gabbar Singh Tax. This GST is a way of removing money from the pockets of the poor. This is not GST, this is Gabbar Singh Tax. When the Congress party-government comes (to power), we will give you GST- Goods and Services Tax”.
Gandhi also said that he would not make false promises and brought light to the Karnataka government’s farmer loan waiver scheme of Rs 30,000 crore. He said that this comes at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to provide enhanced Minimum Support Price for various crops and then entailing an expenditure of a whopping Rs 10,000 crore for the entire country.
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Last Updated Sep 9, 2018, 10:02 AM IST