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I am yet to understand GST, even tax experts, traders can’t understand it: MP Food Minister

GST: The BJP minister from MP said many chartered accountants and traders are also not able to understand it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2017 1:49 pm
GST: The BJP minister from Madhya Pradesh said it would take some time to understand the tax reform system. PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist

Madhya Pradesh Food and Supplies minister OM Prakash Dhurve on Wednesday had said he has not been able to understand GST yet. In a statement to a gathering at Umariya district in Madhya Pradesh, Dhurve was quoted by ANI as saying in a video: “GST mai khud hi nahi samajh paa raha hoon, to iss sambandh mein nahi bolunga. Bade bade CA nahin samajh paa rahe hain, vyapari nahin samajh paa rahe hain (I am not able to understand GST so I don’t want to comment on it. Many chartered accountants and traders are also not able to understand it).”

He further added that it would take some time to understand the tax reform system: “Samajh samajh ka khel hai. Dheere dheere jab samajh jaayenge to bohot sukoon milega, acha lagega (Slowly, when I understand GST it will bring a lot of relief).”

Earlier this week, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi declared that the contentious Goods and Services Tax (GST) would undergo sweeping changes to ease the difficulties faced by traders, consumers and other sections after his party comes to power at the Centre in 2019. “We will completely change the GST after coming to power in 2019 to mitigate the sufferings of the people hit by it,” Rahul Gandhi said, while addressing poll rallies at Paonta Sahib, Chamba and Nagrota in the poll-bound hill state.

Reflecting on the claims of BJP leaders that the indirect tax structure was passed with Congress support, Gandhi said the present structure of GST was not what was proposed by his party. “The government implemented the GST in haste with the highest tax slab of 28 per cent and a very complicated procedure of filing returns which has ruined businesses,” the Congress vice-president said.

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  1. VK Tewari
    Nov 10, 2017 at 6:48 pm
    As if they understood Excise, SHEC, CST, VAT, Octroi and so on
    1. G
      gayatri kalita
      Nov 10, 2017 at 6:04 pm
      I too only know that GST is Goods and Services tax . INDIAN EXPRESS , Why don't write an article explaining the term ?
      1. J
        Nov 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm
        But our chaiwala understands it!!!!
        1. M
          Nov 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm
          I think Prakash Dhruve was just parroting what Jailtley had told him :-)
          1. A
            Nov 10, 2017 at 4:45 pm
            One word. Fekunomics.
            1. S
              Nov 10, 2017 at 5:02 pm
              A chakka who is scared to identify name on news paper what will understand modiji policy and his love and labour for the country
              1. A
                Nov 10, 2017 at 5:34 pm
                24/7 roaming around country or abroad. When does he attend office,pore over files,listen to problems needing urgent attention.He is behaving more as a party president of BJP than as PM of India.Priority must be Country not party.Reverse is the case with him.All the banned notes came back. They werent supposed to.Note ban was a complete flop.Black money ders won.Fake 2000 RS notes circulating.GST ,an even bigger catastrophe.They had to cut 150 items out of 200 items in the 28 percent GST list due to looming elections and huge protests. If elections weren't due in Gujrat,would this have happenned .Cement,paints and refrigerators still on 28 list!!! Dont the poor use/ buy these.Feku Ache Din.Money required for bullet train.Will bullet train tickets attract 28 percent GST,or will the poor have paid for it.They had to rationalise! Were they dreaming when they discussed or signed off.Probably signed off without reading or understanding.After all Jaitley was too busy doing Election duty.
                1. D
                  Nov 10, 2017 at 6:16 pm
                  Tu Modi ka muh me lele
                  1. D
                    Nov 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm
                    Tu samaj gaya bhakt?
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