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Goods and services tax is a stupid concept, says Subramanian Swamy

'The night before the announcement, I was told to be ready. In one night, I am not sure what happened,' he said

Business Standard  |  New Delhi 

Subramanian Swamy
Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha member on Wednesday tweeted that he would be holding a public meeting in Mumbai on July 8, and would “unveil the conspiracy of the ‘Gang of Four’ to topple the Narendra Modi government”. Swamy didn't disclose who the members of this ‘gang of four’ were, which led his followers on social media to start speculating on their identities. In an interview to Fortune India a day before, Swamy had criticised the as the “most stupid conception” that he had come across, and also alleged that he was told he would become finance minister. “The night before the announcement, I was told to be ready. In one night, I am not sure what happened,” he said. What's brewing?

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First Published: Wed, June 27 2018. 21:21 IST
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