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GST's faulty design has killed jobs and businesses: Manmohan

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala quoted Singh calling demonetisation was organised loot and legalised plunder

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Randeep Surjewala and other leaders leaves after a meeting regarding the party's November 8 protest against demonetisation, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
Congress VP Rahul Gandhi with former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Randeep Surjewala and other leaders leaves after a meeting regarding the party's November 8 protest against demonetisation, at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

Former Prime Minister on Monday said the as implemented has a "faulty design" and that its "complication of compliances" has killed jobs and businesses.

At a meeting on at the AICC headquarters, Singh raised concerns over the faulty implemetation of

"While demonetisation was organised loot and legalised plunder, GST has ended up taking away livelihoods of ordinary people besides shutting down businesses," spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala quoted Singh as saying.

Surjewala said Singh noted with concern "the fact that the faulty design (of GST), and architecture and complication of compliances have killed jobs and businesses".

The meeting on GST was attended by Manmohan Singh, Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, former Minister P. Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh, finance ministers of Congress-ruled states, AICC general Secretaries and in-charges of states.

First Published: Mon, October 30 2017. 18:39 IST
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