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GST rates: Congress adopts wait and watch policy over 28% slab on 19% items

Said four-tier slab defied the very concept of a simple GST as envisioned by previous UPA government

Amit Agnihotri  |  New Delhi 

The Congress adopted a wait-and-watch policy on the tax rates approved by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, saying it was still work in progress, but expressed concerned over the applicability of the 28 per cent slab.   “At the moment, it is work in progress. Full clarity does not exist regarding individual items. We will respond comprehensively only after specificity emerges in the proposals. But we are concerned over 28 per cent rate though it applies to only 19 per cent of items,” Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi told Business ...

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 01:17 IST
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