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GST concessions 'too little, too late': CPI

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy today criticised the relief concessions, calling them "too little and too late".

Reddy accused the of resorting to a gimmick and pointed out that 8 out of 27 items in which the relief has been given exist only in Gujarat.

"This is a gimmick with an eye on elections in Gujarat. Reducing excise duty by Rs 2 on petrol and diesel is also an tactic. Concession to exporters is a help to rich donors of the ruling party," he said in a statement.

The leader also ridiculed the saying that Prime Minister Modi's comment that came early with concessions is like his promise of 'Achhe Din' which never came.

He said that the minister should accept his mistake in rolling out the Goods and Services in a hurry, without proper preparations and with unreasonable slabs.

The leader also demanded that all taxes on petrol and diesel should be done away with and be brought under the within a reasonable slab.

Reddy also wanted the to hold a thorough review of all GST slabs with proper discussions with representatives from political parties, people and small businessmen.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 07 2017. 20:32 IST