Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Centre, saying that an incompetent and insensitive government is all set to rollout the Goods and Services Tax (GST) without any planning foresight and institutional readiness. He also compared it with demonetisation.
The Congress vice-president alleged that the Modi government wants to implement the reform in a hurry so they can take credit for the same.
He said the country deserves a GST rollout but not at the cost of traders’ pain and anxiety.
India deserves a #GST rollout that does not put crores of its ordinary citizens, small businesses & traders through tremendous pain &anxiety— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 30, 2017
The Congress leader said that the grand old party has championed the GST since the beginning.
Unlike demonetisation, GST is a reform that @INCIndia has championed & backed from the beginning— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 30, 2017
The Congress party has decided not to attend the midnight GST session. The party alleged it a "grand self-promoting tamasha (gimmick)" to gain publicity.
But like demonetisation,GST is being executed by an incompetent&insensitive Govt w/o planning foresight &institutional readiness #GSTTamasha— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) June 30, 2017
The party also accused the government of "insulting" India's freedom struggle, as the previous three-midnight functions held in the central hall of Parliament were related to the country's independence. This was a reason why it had decided not to attend the session, leaders said.