Rahul Gandhi  recently  tweeted, referring to Recent announcement by PM Shri Narendra Modi that the ‘government was trying to bring ’99 per cent things under sub-18 per cent GST slab’. Text of Tweet by Rahul Gandhi is as follows-

“The Congress Party has finally jolted Narendra Ji from his deep slumber on Gabbar Singh Tax. Though still drowsy, he now wants to implement what he had earlier called the Congress Party’s, “Grand Stupid Thought”. Better late then never Narendra Ji!”

In response to the same FM Arun Jaitley tweeted that –

“A single slab GST argued by the Congress President is indeed a stupid Idea. Luxury and sin items can’t be taxed at the same rate as the common man’s item.

The UPA had left behind a legacy of 31% indirect Tax on most items. The GST has already reduced 334 items to 12% and 18% slab. Wasn’t the 31% Tax an oppressive idea- a stupid one at that.”

Single GST or no Single GST one thing is for sure that a strong Opposition is good for the well being of the citizens of the country. As far as GST is concerned there is still a lot desired on technical, procedural and simplification aspects.

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