Rahul Gandhi on GST Bill: Jaitley never spoke to me about it, only invited me for daughter’s wedding

Rahul Gandhi is currently in Mumbai and was speaking at an interaction with students of NMIMS.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 16, 2016 12:55 pm
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Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reiterated that his party has certain reservations about the GST Bill and that the Modi government will have to agree to all its conditions if the bill has to be passed in Parliament.

“We don’t want a GST where there is no cap on taxes. We want a limitation on maximum tax that can be charged to the people,” Rahul Gandhi said during an interaction with students of NMIMS, Mumbai.

Referring to media reports in the past that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had visited him hoping to push through the GST bill, Rahul said: “Jaitleyji came to see me and the press stated that he talked to me about GST, actually he came to invite me for his daughter’s wedding. The only conversation about GST that was held was him saying ‘GST is good’, which I already know and he doesn’t have to tell me.”

He also hit out at the BJP for not allowing the bill to be passed for the last seven years. “Arun Jaitley and Prime Minister Modi did not let the GST pass,” he said.

When asked about the blockade and disruptions caused in Parliament, Rahul said that it was not Congress’ way and alleged that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had once said during an interview in London that blocking Parliament was a strategy of the BJP.

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First Published on: January 16, 2016 11:49 am
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    Amit
    Jan 17, 2016 at 1:09 am
    The bas tard lied about temple visit in Orissa........... nobody gives a da mn to his words now.
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      Sirius
      Jan 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm
      Exactly ! Look at Kejriwal ..kept on shouting that price of petrol should be decreased, and then increases VAT on it ,..
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        Dinesh
        Jan 16, 2016 at 10:57 am
        Jaitley is professional man but you Rahul you are little ant which should be crushed by Jeitley feet.
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          Dinesh
          Jan 16, 2016 at 11:25 am
          Rahul why should Jaitley talk to you you would not understand anyway
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            Dinesh
            Jan 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm
            S.S.Nair: You r big Arshe
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              Hic
              Jan 16, 2016 at 10:31 pm
              Did anyone notice Pappu's nose. It's been growinggt;gt;gt;gt;gt;gt; #Pinochhio
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                anil
                Jan 16, 2016 at 10:10 am
                There is no logic to your rebuttal, except plain fanatic support to the present regime.
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                  Parambharti
                  Jan 16, 2016 at 11:14 am
                  Keep Dirty politics from socialising, invitation to daughters wedding is no sin without involving GST talk.
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                    Ashutosh
                    Jan 16, 2016 at 8:15 am
                    Max rate of tax as per Congress should be capped - is a very good and bold decision - which will favor the taxpayers at large - as till date - almost all past Governments (Mostly Congress) have taxed the people like as if money grows on trees - If this cap is a success its good for the people / business and trade and Industries.
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                      Ashutosh
                      Jan 16, 2016 at 8:13 am
                      Why should he ? For what are the Parliament sessions ???
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                        Anand
                        Jan 16, 2016 at 10:26 am
                        Thank God... Now You know GST is Linked to Jaitley (Finance Ministry)... Now you have to decide how to block the sessions in future.
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                          Karunakaran
                          Jan 16, 2016 at 8:32 am
                          GST on a percent basis is extremely bad for the states. The states will lose humongous amounts. Plus the states will have to beg for money from the Central politicians and the babus. So GST in definitely not in the interest of states.
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                            Ravi
                            Jan 16, 2016 at 7:25 am
                            Not work talking to Rahul..after all he is a bachha and immatured..Ohh forgot talk to him with some drug he will like it !!
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                              kamath Ramesh
                              Jan 16, 2016 at 9:18 am
                              Father of pappu
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                                kamath Ramesh
                                Jan 16, 2016 at 9:16 am
                                Rahul has become a lying machine is not false. He should ask his mother who met her and MMS which w world witnessed. Recently Naidu met Sonia and other leaders. Even he said BJP is ready prepone the session. Their different leaders are giving different reasons for not supporting the bill. If he wants Jaitley to meet him his party must announce he is the leader of the congress and Kharge is the dummy. he must be in the country
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                                  kamath Ramesh
                                  Jan 17, 2016 at 11:46 am
                                  W world knows how many times BJP approached congress for GST. Congress leaders gave different versions at different time. If Rahul wants Jaitley to meet him his party must announce he is the de facto leader and Kharge is just a dummy. As far the fresh three demands of congress, one has already been agreed by BJP and on other it has agreed to work out a compromise and the third Jaitley is right not to cap the rate in the law itself. In no law the rates are capped and rates are prescribed by separate notification from time to time. In case BJP increase the rate abnormally it is death knell for BJP and congress should rejoice on that as it can attack BJP fiercely. BJP protested GST then because some states were given raw deal by congress and house was disrupted to force the govt to accept various scams unearthed by media and BJP. BJP then neither had majority in LS nor in RS, why congress did not succeed in ping the bill when all non BJP opposition was with congress. Now congress is blocking the bill without any substantial issues but to protests against the legal action on their leaders. If they do not agree with the bill let them defeat the bill in the house rather disrupting the house.
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                                    Baba
                                    Jan 16, 2016 at 10:08 am
                                    Difference is that UPA used to send money to private bank accounts in SWITZERLAND N OFFCOURSE ITALY.....
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                                      Baba
                                      Jan 16, 2016 at 10:06 am
                                      Do u understand wat GSTmeans,Mr. PAPPU?????😊
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                                        Lose Canon
                                        Jan 16, 2016 at 10:29 am
                                        It is a mistake. The invitation mist be withdrawn immediately. Invitation wapsi is an optipn.
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                                          Lose Canon
                                          Jan 16, 2016 at 10:31 am
                                          My God Allah, Jesus, Krishna whoever you are please deliver India from this family and Kejriwal. Too painful to behold.
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                                            Lose Canon
                                            Jan 16, 2016 at 10:45 am
                                            Yes UPA loot joor sarkar thought that they can move all of Indias wealth to Swiss Bank's account of a few families. It had to be stopped for good. The people of India soat on the families face during the elections. How come tje family is out when the spit has not even dried out.
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