Here’s how GST Bill tickled Twitterati’s funny bone

By: Express Web Desk | Published:August 4, 2016 4:45 pm
GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha but the joke is on Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal GST Bill passed in Rajya Sabha but the joke is on Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal

In what is being called one of the most transformational reforms in post-Independence India, the constitutional amendment bill for setting up goods and services tax (GST) was passed in Rajya Sabha after nearly eight hours of discussion on Wednesday, August 3. The move will basically allow free flow of goods across the country and benefit the Make in India campaign.

What this move will do is to essentially do away with several central and state taxes and the indirect tax levied on the value added at each step from manufacturing to consumption, but it’s expected to increase taxes on services. The positive fallout of this is that because of the removal of the -n-between steps, it’s expected to reduce black money and corruption.

While this important Bill was being passed in Rajya Sabha, there were people sitting in their homes, offices or travelling in their cars and cracking jokes as #GSTBill made it to the top trends. It’s strange how something as serious as this can evoke people’s sense of humour. But then, it’s always great to see the funny side of things, isn’t it.

In fact, as you may be aware, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi are among Twitterati’s favourites and they have managed to relate this to the two as well.

Sample these:

All jokes apart, this indeed is a bold move which as Arvind Subramanian, chief economic advisor, puts, “will facilitate ‘Make in India’ by ‘Making One India”.

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