GST rollout: Modi govt incompetent, insensitive; pushing new tax law without foresight, says Rahul Gandhi

GST rollout: Claiming credit for the tax reform, the Congress scion said that it was his party that perfected and gave structure to the GST regime, unlike demonetisation, which was not executed in a haphazard manner and without readying the financial institutions for the same by an “incompetent and insensitive” government.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 30, 2017 3:51 pm
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Congress vice-president on Friday criticised the ruling BJP government’s handling of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation, saying that the tax reform is being rushed through without proper guidelines. “A reform that holds great potential is being rushed through in a half-baked way with a self-promotional spectacle #GSTTamasha,” Gandhi said on Twitter.

Claiming credit for the tax reform, the Congress scion said that it was his party that perfected and gave structure to the GST regime. This, unlike demonetisation, which he says, was executed in a haphazard manner and without readying the financial institutions for the same by an “incompetent and insensitive” government.

“Unlike demonetisation, GST is a reform that @INCIndia has championed & backed from the beginning. But like demonetisation, GST is being executed by an incompetent & insensitive government without planning foresight and institutional readiness #GSTTamasha,” he said.

Gandhi further said that the new tax rules could prove problematic for small traders. “India deserves a #GST rollout that does not put crores of its ordinary citizens, small businesses & traders through tremendous pain and anxiety,” he said.

The GST is slated to be put in effect from midnight, July 1.

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    ashwani
    Jun 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    Thanks Rahul gandhi to at least give us some support...it's first time that we self employed small traders are feeling helpless..govt is celebrating when we have closed our shops ....what we were asking only some more time...why the person arun jaitely whom we rejected in elections is ruling us ...still bloody bhakts are being misguided
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      surendra kumar
      Jun 30, 2017 at 6:08 pm
      This chap has no self respect. God help India.
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      1. Ramamurthi Kolagunta
        Jun 30, 2017 at 5:46 pm
        Rahul is himself a half baked politician, having no knowledge of Finance or economy. His comments are laughable. During DEMO also he made some drama, but now seems to have understood its effect. In the case of GST also he will have to over rule his spontaneous comments,soon.
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          Rameshcuram
          Jun 30, 2017 at 5:45 pm
          At last he proved as pappu
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            Anand Buch
            Jun 30, 2017 at 4:28 pm
            Rahul Gandhi doesn't have brain to understand GST. It would have been better if Dr Singh and Chidambaram were allowed to take decision. Rahul is frustrated brainless Pappu
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