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Won't allow 'Gabbar Singh Tax', says Rahul

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Vice President on Friday said his party will not allow the to impose 'Gabbar Singh Tax' -- Gandhi's acronym for or Goods and Services

"We will not allow the BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh on India," Gandhihe tweeted even as the Council's 23rd meeting was on.

The Council -- which also has state Finance Ministers including those from Congress-ruled states on board -- announced rate cuts on 177 goods on Friday.

"They cannot break the back of the small and medium businesses, crush the informal sector and destroy millions of jobs," Gandhi said.

The leader gave a few suggestions to improve the GST regime.

"Correct the fundamental flaw in GST architecture to give India a Genuine Simple Tax, Don't waste India's time with lip service, Acknowledge your incompetence, shed your arrogance and listen to the people of India," he said in another tweet.

Earlier, leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Congress state Finance Ministers would "force changes" in the GST rates.

"The avoided debate and voting in Rajya Sabha on GST Bills. Now, they cannot avoid a debate in public domain or in the GST Council," Chidambaram tweeted.

"Thanks to Gujarat elections, forced to heed advice of opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of GST."



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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 19:36 IST