Too little, too late: Congress on GST changes

Procedural reliefs will not compensate for messing with the basic architecture of GST, said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

GN Bureau | October 7, 2017


#Economy   #Finance Minister   #Arun Jaitley   #GST   #Goods and Services Tax   #Rahul Gandhi   #Congress   #Opposition  


The Congress has criticised the changes made in the Goods and Services Tax (GST), saying it is “too little, too late”.

“Procedural reliefs will not compensate for messing with the basic architecture of GST by Modi government,” said Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala.

He said that a huge opportunity of adding 2% to India's GDP was squandered away by the GST mess and “subsequent half baked rollbacks by panic stricken Modi government”.

He added in a tweet that the prime minister and the finance minister “could remove blinkers of arrogance to listen to the sane counsel of @OfficeofRG, Dr Manmohan Singh & @PChidambaram.”


Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wished that Modi “viewed economic slide and GST mess from a prism of solving suffering of people than furthering electoral interests”.

 

 

Comments

 

Other News

SAIL launches smart trash bins to develop smart garbage stations

SAIL has rolled out stainless steel smart garbage bins, which will display signals to the collection vehicle about the ‘fill-up’ position.   A smart garbage station will be set up at Bhikaji Cama Place, which is being developed by SDMC (South Delhi Municipal Corporati

Civil enclave at Hindon airport unveiled by PM Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated a civil enclave at Hindon airport in Ghaziabad. The development of new civil enclave at Hindon airport is aimed at reducing the burden of Delhi’s IGI Airport and will also serve the passengers from Delhi NCR and Uttar Pradesh. Hindon

Rethinking healthcare

The new world is aggressively batting for individual rights and self-determination. As the society is evolving for the better, we see a more assertive Indian coming to the fore. An Indian who has higher expectations and an Indian who is cognizant of his/her rights. Our constitution guarantees us several fr

Why not have a reconciliation panel?

Jenine di Giovanni, a reporter who was a first-hand witness to the destruction in Bosnia, Chechnya and other places, wrote: “In the aftermath of any war or genocide, healing and reconciliation are ultimate aspirations.” After some years of the end of the apartheid era in South Africa, the Truth

An engineering disaster

After passing the 12th board exams in 2014, Vikas Kumar, of Madhepura in Bihar, took a year’s break to prepare for the engineering entrance exam. The hard work paid off and he managed to score high enough to qualify for admission to one of the prestigious National Institutes of Technology (NITs), whe

Why AAP-Congress alliance could be a threat for BJP

The Congress party has unanimously supported Sheila Dikhshit`s decision to reject an alliance with the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi. With the Congress shutting the prospect of alliance, the national convener and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has slammed the party saying that when the whole nation



Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter