One day before rollout, UP Minister Ramapati Shastri fails to spell out full form of GST

The minister tried to cover up his goof up and said that he know the full form but he was not able to recollect it instantly. Shastri said, "I know the full form. I am going through all therelevant documents to gather more knowledge about the GST."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 29, 2017 6:52 pm
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It was a huge embarrassment for the Yogi Adityanath government when a senior cabinet minister on Thursday failed to tell the full form of GST. Social Welfare, Scheduled Castes and Tribal Affairs minister Ramapati Shastri was caught by mediaperson when he was not able expand the full form of GST, while he was interacting with local businessmen in Maharajganj to apprise them of the benefits of the much-touted new tax regime.

The Uttar Pradesh minister fumbled and said, “The full form of GST is…” as he struggled to get the answer even when someome from the background tried to prompt him. The minister tried to cover up his goof up and said that he know the full form but he was not able to recollect it instantly. Shastri said, “I know the full form. I am going through all therelevant documents to gather more knowledge about the GST.”

It has been just two days that CM Yogi has held a workshop with his cabinet colleagues to explain the nitty-gritty of the GST. Adityanath asked his ministers to explain the benefits of the GST to the citizens. The state information department has also been asked to spread more awareness about GST. It is set to be rolled out on July 1.

Uttar Pradesh GST Bill was passed in a special convened session on May 15. “After the new tax regime is implemented, revenue of the state is likely to increase,” said State minister Suresh Kumar Khanna.

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    C Lokesh
    Jun 30, 2017 at 2:02 pm
    It's a language issue. They should have named it SeVaK in Hindi. 'Seva' (services) aur 'Vastu' (goods) 'Kar' (tax).
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      Modiji
      Jun 29, 2017 at 11:43 pm
      So what... we have one more smritI Irani... we don't like intellectuals.
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        Shall
        Jun 29, 2017 at 11:36 pm
        Your Rahul Gandhi didnt even remember the short form of MNREGA.. And he is your last hope for left elitists!
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          Request
          Jun 29, 2017 at 11:12 pm
          BJP Minister: How do we know the full form of GST. It is congress foolish idea. Ask them .
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            Ram
            Jun 29, 2017 at 9:40 pm
            The elite maculian Nehru-marx educated media p!mps pickup some minor goof up due to lack of English education by UP politician/minister as they are not educated in english medium. That show the frustration of media p!mps who always want some negative news to say about UP Yogi government. But people there wil elect Yogi again and agin with 4/5 majority no matter what propaganda these prest!tutes carry out! What matter is the honesty, clean image and hard work not capacity to utter some english words without meaning what they are saying like PC,Diggy,Sibal,commies do!
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              Divya.S
              Jun 29, 2017 at 8:39 pm
              You dumb indians we bhakts call it Gau suraksha Tax. Hamare cowji will use the money for betterment of cows
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                Smart
                Jun 29, 2017 at 8:47 pm
                Hello Mia Sahab, sab khairiyat hai jahannum me?
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                  Shall
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 11:37 pm
                  Funny :)
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                Madhup Rathi
                Jun 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm
                This is such as UNNECESSARY news. This just shows media bias against people who are not fluent in English. It does not matter if the politician knows the long form of the acronym. What really matters is whether he understands what this tax means... and nothing in this report says that he does not.
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                  Lalu
                  Jun 29, 2017 at 8:17 pm
                  Did you ask the same question to SG or RG? Do they know?
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