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Those used to scams have issues paying genuine tax: FM on Rahul's GST jibe

Rahul Gandhi had yesterday, called GST 'Gabbar Singh Tax', while addressing a rally in Gandhinagar

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)
Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley addresses a press conference at National Media Centre in New Delhi (Photo: PTI)

Union Minister on Tuesday teared into vice-president over his recent 'Gabbar Singh Tax' jibe at the Goods and Services (GST) implemented by the Centre, saying people, who are used to scams, would definitely have issues with "a legitimate "

"People, who are used to 2G, coal block scam, will have an issue with a legitimate tax," Jaitley said, while addressing the media.

had, yesterday, called the "Gabbar Singh Tax", while addressing a rally at the 'Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan' in Gujarat's Gandhinagar.

Asking the Central to make reforms in the GST, Rahul said, "The wanted to implement the Goods and Services But the PM Modi-led at the Centre has imposed the "

The and its leaders have, since the beginning, been critical and appehensive about the economic reforms brought into force by the Central

Meanwhile, in his address, Jaitley said that has remained as the world's fastest growing economy for the past three years, thus maintaining very strong economic fundamentals with progressive growth story.

"There are strong macroeconomic fundamentals. We will report on the situation as they develop. A lot of internal meetings on the state of economy internally within the ministry were held. Discussions were also held with the But has remained one of the fastest growing economies in the world," he said.

First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 20:59 IST
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