New Delhi, July 12 : Opposition Congress will stage a protest against Goods and Services Tax over its current format outside Parliament on July 18.
“A gherao of Parliament House would be held to protest against GST in its present form on July 18,” Congress’ Delhi Chief Ajay Maken told media at a press conference.
“Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has opposed the GST in its present form because the BJP-led central government has created six slabs in the GST with a 40 per cent outer limit whereas the party was in favour of GST with 14 per cent as the outer limit,” he asserted.
Maken also stated that thousands of people including traders, workers and common people demonstrated against GST in Gujarat’s Surat.
Not only Gujarat traders but the traders’ associations of Delhi had informed about their plight and problems, Maken added.
He said GST is not only adversely impacting traders but also the common people
Taking a jibe at the Centre, he said: “The world over, wherever GST has been implemented, an outer limit has been set, but the BJP-led Central government has created six GST slabs with an outer limit of 40 per cent.”
With implementation of the GST by the BJP-led Central Government, the “roti, kapada aur makan” of the common people have been affected as prices have soared sky-high, and the prices of essential commodities have gone beyond the reach of the common people, Maken further stated.