New Delhi, Nov 10: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said his party will not allow the BJP-led centre to impose ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ — Gandhi’s acronym for GST or Goods and Services Tax.
Gandhi said in a tweet ” “We will not allow the BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India”.
The GST Council — which also has state Finance Ministers including those from Congress-ruled states on board — announced several rate cuts on goods on Friday.
“They cannot break the back of the small and medium businesses, crush the informal sector and destroy millions of jobs,” Gandhi asserted.
The Congress leader provided few suggestions to improve the GST regime.
“Correct the fundamental flaw in GST architecture to give India a Genuine Simple Tax, Don’t waste India’s time with lip service, Acknowledge your incompetence, shed your arrogance and listen to the people of India,” he said in another tweet.
Earlier in a day, Senior Congress leader and Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said thanks to the Gujarat assembly elections, the centre had been forced to heed advice of the Opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of the GST.
In a series of tweets, Senior Congress stated finance ministers from Congress-ruled states have written a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley highlighting the “structural flaws in the design and roll out of the single tax adding, representatives from party-ruled states will “force changes” to the indirect tax regime in meeting.
“The government avoided debate and voting in Rajya Sabha on GST Bills. Now, they cannot avoid a debate in public domain or in the GST Council,” Chidambaram tweeted.