The Congress will protest against the Goods and Services Tax and gherao Parliament on July 18. The Congress claimed that implementation of the GST in its present form will affect traders as well as the common people.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken made the announcement at a party meeting in Delhi. Maken said that several lakh people demonstrated against the GST in Surat in Gujarat.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had opposed the GST in its present form, he added. "The DPCC chief today convened a meeting in which it was announced that a gherao of Parliament House would be held to protest against the GST in its present form on July 18," Maken said in a statement.
Maken said Delhi's traders were "fed up with the GST". "Adverse impact of GST was not only affecting the traders, but also the common people," he said.
(With PTI Inputs)