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Legitimate tax worrying Rahul Gandhi: Jaitley hits back for 'Gabbar Singh Tax' jibe

"Those habitual of 2G and coal block scams, will have objections to legitimate tax," Jaitley said in response to a question on Rahul Gandhi's jibe at GST.

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Arun Jaitley hits back at Rahul Gandhi
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley addressing media after the 22nd meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: PTI)

Minister on Tuesday hit back at Vice President for mocking the Goods and Services (GST) as "Gabbar Singh Tax", saying those "habituated" to scams would object to legitimate

"Those habitual of 2G and coal block scams, will have objections to legitimate tax," Jaitley said in response to a question on Rahul Gandhi's jibe at

The Minister was addressing the media after a cabinet meet which approved a massive recapitalisation plan for state-run banks worth Rs 2.11 lakh crore and also road building programmes of around Rs 7 lakh crore with a target to construct 83,677 km of roads in the next five years.

At a public rally in Gujarat, Gandhi had described as Gabbar Singh and again took a dig at the government on Tuesday over the pan-India regime, saying it was designed to grab peoples' earnings.

"Genuine Simple Modiji's Gabbar Singh Ye kamai mujhe de do (Give me these earnings)," Gandhi mocked in a tweet.

Gandhi's remarks highlighted the difference of the proposed by the previous Congress-led UPA regime and the one implemented by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, October 25 2017. 09:50 IST
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