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Congress will restructure GST if voted to power: Rahul Gandhi


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Gandhinagar, Nov 11: Taking credit for the Central government slashing tax rate from 28 percent to 18 percent, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that structural changes are needed in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

“It was due to the pressure from Congress that BJP had to slash the tax rate. However, Congress won’t stop here. India doesn't want five different types of taxes, we want one,” he asserted while addressing a rally in Gujarat.

On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi while interacting with traders in Surat, assured that Congress will reassess and restructure the Goods and Service Tax (GST), if voted to power in the 2019 general elections.

He accused the Centre for making the making the uniform tax reform “complex” and said that Congress was against its implementation since the beginning and had cautioned the government. Modi too has realized his mistake and is unnecessarily making Congress a part of it, he alleged.

On his fourth visit to poll-bound Gujarat, Rahul Gandhi began his tour of north Gujarat by praying at the revered Akshardham temple, an unscheduled change in his plan, and visited the Patidar-dominated villages of the region.

He was warmly welcomed in the Patidar-dominated village of Majra with slogans of 'Jay Sardar' on his arrival. Gandhi sported a 'Patidar' cap during his visit to the village.

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) vice-president, who arrived here on Saturday morning on a three-day visit, went on his scheduled visits of Chiloda and other places. On his way to Sabarkantha district, he stopped at a roadside 'dhaba' where he enjoyed the traditional dishes of Gujarat, like 'fafda' and 'gota'.

People turned up in huge numbers to have a look at the Gandhi scion.

In his corner meting at Chiloda, Gandhi emphasized on the role of women in election.


With IANS Inputs

Comment on this article

  • ravi, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 12 2017

    I think Congress have good Plan and Structure of GST .
    Idea and Discussion on GST before BJP come to power
    Congress always think ground level & route causes before making any decision.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Sun, Nov 12 2017

    Yes, he will induct scams into it..

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  • NAGESH NAYAK, MANGALORE

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    MODI WILL NEVER LOSE UNTIL PAPPU IS THERE IN CONGRESS. ARNAB WILL NOT LET PAPPU TO WIN.

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  • Michael, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    He meant to say 2029 may be. Change the leadership now and there is a chance for Congress in 2019. Don't understand the logic behind him leading the party when from 2014 general elections, he is leading the party and campaign and there is drastic downfall in votes.

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  • Juliet N Prabu, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Sadly Congress or RG have no achievements of their own, so they shamelessly piggyback on others.

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  • C.T. Thomas, Nandalike

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    L O L !!!! Gabbar Singh from Janpath all these opposing tooth and nail the very concept !!!!!
    suddenly he talks about 18 % in the year 2019 . foolish errand boys will still cheer him !!!!!

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    The credit goes to an average India who has to tolerate 'Bangkok Baabu' daily nonsense on anything from GST to demonetisation. He just reads out or mugs up with Sam Pitodar has written. GST is a new revolution in our Taxing System.It has generated huge income to the state''s ex-chequer which is required for our Country''s Growth.This is the government which thinks and acts.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Congress could not implement even Gabbar Singh Tax in 10 long years in power

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Do not under estimate power of ....

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Pappu doesn't even understand GST.it us decided by GST council in which 60% are states.
    Does he want to bring items having 5% up to 18%..
    That's what he is saying.
    Anyway ,2019 is a dream for him...only a dream.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Earlier when there was no GST, traders use to sell their products as MRP which included actual product/service price along with several other taxes which were hidden from the customers. All that was visible to customer was MRP, which customers purchased without any complain.

    After GST got implemented, irrespective of other taxes were abolished, these traders are cheating the customers by adding GST value upon the earlier MRP rate which had included previous tax, instead of adding GST to their actual product/service rate, thats the reason we find all the prices of the products turn high.

    The other drawback of GST is, it has been included even for education. For Eg: If I have to write any Cisco Exam, such as CCIE, the international fixed charges for the LAB exam is $1500. So before GST it was the same $1600, but after GST a 18% tax slab has been introduced which these prometric or study centers add with to fixed exam fees, which costs extra $288, which will be almost 20000 INR. So these extra amount for a student to pursue his/her education is not a burden??? GST should have been exempted for Education & Food sector.

    Government has failed to analyze the pros and cons of GST and didn't implement it in a strategical and structural form. They blindly implemented it as a TRAIL & ERROR method.

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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    If pappu and his ancestors had that much of concern over country and its development during their ruling time, then our country would reached so powerful and developed one.
    All of sudden they enlightened with spirit of development of country.

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  • Saurav, Mangalore/ Chicago

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    UPA was in Power for 10 years .....and they never passed GST.....now pappu talks about restructuring...great comedy....

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    People of our country knows how you will improve for the scams and loots!!! this is what resulted in 70 years??? now we are feeling the changes without the loots... be away please Pappu...no more jokes

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    I fear you will be disappointed on Dec 18 this year.
    This time book advance tickets to Switzerland 😁

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  • Ponkra, Dubai

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Advance tickets to Switzerland with PIDI. Let PIDI also have some enjoyment....

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Does Pappu understand GST? Does he know consequences of having one slab of 18%? Pappu wants to have one slab of 18% which menas now items under 0, 5 and 12 percent would be increased to 18 bracket. Pappu has absolutely failed in GST matter.

    He is only trying to appease and distract voters. We need serious person to be PM not who is only interested in becoming PM.

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Yes,you are correct.. he don't know also fekugiri ......

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  • Ponkra, Dubai

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    If Voted but only slaves are voting to Rahuls party that is not sufficient to sit in Delhi.........

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  • Jacob Mendonsa, Bangalore

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    Only Feku slaves will vote for Feku!

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    and EVMs..

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Nov 11 2017

    That's the Spirit of young INDIA...

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