GST was brought so that PM Modi could get credit: Prakash Ambedkar

Congress general secretary Mohan Prakash alleged that GST and demonetisation were implemented at the behest of "foreign powers", and both will end up hurting the Indian economy. Several Congress leaders from the state participated in the rally, organised to highlight issues of farmers and others.

By: PTI | Indore | Published:July 5, 2017 10:03 pm
GST, GSt rollout, GST launch, Narendra Modi, PM Modi, Prakash Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar said that an atmosphere of fear was being created in the country in the name of beef ban. (File photo)

Former MP and prominent Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley imposed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the country so that their names could be recorded in the history.

Ambedkar had been invited to `Janvedna Rally’ of Congress at Mhow — the birthplace of his grandfather, Dr B R Ambedkar — in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.

“I want to know the shortcomings of the previous tax regime. What was the need to implement GST when traders and businessmen were well-acquainted with the previous system? GST was only introduced so that prime minister Narendra Modi and finance minister Arun Jaitley could record their names in the history and take credit that it was brought during their tenures,” he alleged.

The new single tax system was facing intense opposition even in the BJP-ruled states, he said. Ambedkar also alleged that the government had failed to ensure fair prices for farm produce. It seemed that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) was going to be closed as it had reduced purchase of foodgrains drastically, he added.

He also said that an atmosphere of fear was being created in the country in the name of beef ban.

Ambedkar noted that since independence, most of the prime ministers, presidents, chief ministers, etc, were Hindu. Why, then, an attempt is being made to impose a particular religion on this secular country now, he asked.

Congress general secretary Mohan Prakash alleged that GST and demonetisation were implemented at the behest of “foreign powers”, and both will end up hurting the Indian economy.

Several Congress leaders from the state participated in the rally, organised to highlight issues of farmers and others.

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    Sridhara Hiriyannaiah
    Jul 7, 2017 at 3:09 pm
    What an ignorance at a level of a person who was once an MP. Please educate yourself Mr Prakash. Just carrying g father's name will not be sufficient.
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      Ram
      Jul 7, 2017 at 1:37 am
      Like Pappu, and many Gandhis, apart from having that famous lastname, what is the real contribution of this clown to India/dalits ? He like many others is just milking his last name influence. Such opportunists just want to live off of tax money/perks and power without doing any hard work or national contributions. One more parasite just blabberring away for not being considered for President post!
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        Ravindra
        Jul 6, 2017 at 3:50 pm
        Mr Ambedkar would have also blamed Gandhi n Nehru with the same selfish reason for asking the Raj to leave in Aug 47 !
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          Venkat
          Jul 6, 2017 at 10:28 am
          I was living in another country(Canada) because of his g father implemented reservation system which benefits only certain groups.
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            Vinod Kumar Kotha
            Jul 6, 2017 at 8:30 am
            Yes, every one should agree that why Modi should get the Credit! He has not right to do anything! Only Congress (Italian) Party administered by Bar-Girl turned Politician has absolute right over this sacred Country! Having enslaved for seven decades these KhanGreece have absolute right on this Country and we should remain Slaves for ever!
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              Amar Goud B
              Jul 6, 2017 at 6:32 am
              Whoever so, If they do good for our country. Their name will be in history.
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                dhan
                Jul 5, 2017 at 11:57 pm
                This guy is another shameless guy insulting the legacy of ambedkar wake up lol
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                  King
                  Jul 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm
                  As ur g father, impose reservation on the name of cast on the population which was slave from 1000 years. As ur g father not took the case of Bhagat and others? This country is secular not because it is in a book but it is secular because its soul believes in vashudev Kutumbaka. But now enough is enough. We will follow our GEETA. Who ever is not on dharma and agresor we will kill him. U r in fear that's why u can abuse modi ? u
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                    prakash
                    Jul 5, 2017 at 11:58 pm
                    10 Aryan s threatening 90 True Ab origin Indians,, lets begin this time we will shun u out of this country ..U Aryans get out of our India among with Ur Geeta...
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                      Ram
                      Jul 7, 2017 at 1:41 am
                      oh yah, we saw the videos of you guys shouting 'aryans out' in WB recently. Only solution for traitors like you is what Israel does to its traitors, helicopter gunships and total elimination of all anti-national filth. Did you forget to add 'azadi' slogan ...
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                        vikash....
                        Jul 7, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                        Other way around U Abs have always mooched on reservations and never on merit Unworthy and untrustworthy . You are nothing but a bunch of miserable parasites. Babasaheb wanted reservations for just 10 to 20 years so that all will be on the same page but you parasites have gone to ridiculous extent and continued it for 7 decades and god know how much longer. It is high time that you all Abs are thrown out of our great land with your reservation policy
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