ALSO READRahul calls GST 'Gabbar Singh Tax', says people are tormented by Modi Congress rebuttal to Modi's GST-driven 'early Diwali' party: 10 key points Rahul calls GST 'Gabbar Singh Tax', says Modi govt is anti-poor PM Modi's GST is good for government, bad for people, says Congress Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi over demonetisation, GST in poll-bound Gujarat
Addressing a rally here, Gandhi said, "The aim of GST is to break the backbone of India and strengthen the backbones of selected few five or six industrialists."
The GST, which was launched on July 1, is an indirect tax and is applicable throughout India. It replaced multiple cascading taxes levied by the central and state governments.
Rahul also criticised the Modi government over demonetisation.
"The government which can tell people at 8 in the night that it is going to demonetise currency within 4 hours, doesn't know what is in the hearts of people," Gandhi said.
On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to demonetise 500- and 1000-rupee banknotes with an aim to weaken the black money or shadow economy in the country.
The Gandhi scion is eyeing to dethrone the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led Gujarat government when the results of the assembly elections are announced on December 18. Gujarat will vote to elect a new government on December 9.