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BJP imposed highest ever GST rate in the World: Congress

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Randdeep Surjewala

New Delhi, June 30, 2017: Only a few hours ahead of the rollout of Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Congress spokesperson Randeep S Surjewala on Friday lashed out at Modi government by saying that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has imposed ‘highest ever GST rate in the World.’

Surjewala took to Twitter and said that ” BJP’s cumbersome GST with 5 tier Tax structure(5%,12%,18%,28%,43%) hits at livelihood of shopkeepers, traders, small business.”

He said:

Talking on taxpayers, the Congress leader said ‘Complicated & Compliance Cost Burden’ defines BJP’s GST.Each taxpayer to file 37 returns per year.In 36 states it will be 1224 Returns!

Surjewala also compared BJP GST bill with Congress and said Spirit of GST bill of Congress was -‘Single, Simple Transparent, Uncomplicated Tax & Reducing Inflation’.Present GST is just the opposite.

He further called the BJP’s GST an IT unpreparedness:

While writing on the basic necessities of the public, Surjewala said:

He also wrote for the farmers that:

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Lalu Yadav’s provisional bail extended till July 3

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Ranchi, June 22: The Ranchi Court on Friday extended a provisional bail of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav till 3rd July.

Besides this, the court fixed June 29 to hear the plea of extending the bail period.

Earlier in the month, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief returned to Patna from Mumbai, where was undergoing treatment for his heart-related problem.

However, he was brought to Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai on Tuesday, following chest pain and low hemoglobin count.

On a related note, a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Ranchi awarded 37 accused to jail terms between three to 14 years in April, in connection with the aforementioned case.

Among the 37 people, public servant O. P. Diwakar was sentenced to imprisonment of 14 years and a fine of Rs 2 crore; while 15 other public servants were given seven years imprisonment and a fine of Rs1 crore each.

The case was filed by the probe agency on April 15, 1996, in compliance with the orders of the Patna High Court.

It involves fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 34.91 crore from the treasury of Bihar’s Dumka between 1991 and 1996.

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Kejriwal attacks Modi, Says How can PM deny time to elected CM

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New Delhi, June 22: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for denying time to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and termed it “unprecedented high-handedness”.

Kejriwal raised the issue while referring to a media report on Twitter which claimed that the Prime Minister’s Office has refused an appointment to the Kerala Chief Minister for the fourth time in a row.

“How can duly elected Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan be denied time by the Prime Minister. They wanted to discuss important issue of ration concerning poor people. The Prime Minister refusing to meet a Chief Minister for four times in a row! Unprecedented high-handedness. Whither federalism?” Kejriwal tweeted.

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Mallikarjun Kharge appointed as Maharashtra Congress Incharge

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New Delhi, June 22: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday appointed as the Maharashtra Congress in-charge.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi appointed JD Seelam and Mahendra Joshi as the Secretary and Shashi Kant Sharma as the Joint Secretary, All India Congress Committee (AICC) attached with the General Secretary, Incharge Organisation.

Besides this, the Congress appointed Screening Committees for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Odisha and Mizoram.

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