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GST could have been implemented after trial run: Singhvi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Manu Singhvi Friday said the implementation of GST was about "egos"and it was executed hastily since wanted to have his "tryst with midnight speech".

He was speaking at the release of a book titled Ground Scorching Tax by

"There could have been a methodology of a pilot or a six-month trial run for GST. A six-month trial run would have led to nitty gritty details that could have inspired to defer, recast it...I had no doubt or hesitation that it was egos.

"The had to have his tryst with the midnight speech. We all had to be awake not to joy and glory like in 1947, but to harassment," the said.

Singhvi said "date became sacrosanct" and "was the anti-thesis of any trial run" and got mixed up with "jumlebaazi".

Referring to Jayant Sinha's comments after the implementation of where he called it a 'grand Indian wedding', Singhvi said it was a "strange wedding where the bride was sad and unhappy, groom miserable, and the baraat depressed and only the purohit was very happy".

"Interestingly, the same purohit, when he did a wedding on a smaller scale in Gujarat, was heavily opposed to this idea," he added.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:36 IST