PRANTIJ (GUJARAT): Seeking to take credit for the Centre’s decision to reduce the GST rates on a number of items, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said he would not rest till the five-slab “Gabbar Singh Tax” was converted into the “Goods and Services Tax” with an 18-per cent cap.
The Gandhi scion, who launched his poll campaign tour of north Gujarat after offering prayers at the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar today, again raked up the issue of a company of Jay Shah, the son of BJP president Amit Shah.
“We pressured (the Centre), the people of Gujarat, small shopkeepers put pressure and I am happy to say that (Union Finance Minister) Arun Jaitleyji has shifted many items to the 18-per cent slab from the 28-per cent tax bracket under the GST,” he told a public meeting in this north Gujarat town.
“With five slabs, it is the Gabbar Singh Tax, but with one tax, it is the GST. Neither Gujarat nor India needs the Gabbar Singh Tax. The Congress had clearly told the BJP that there should be one tax with an 18-per cent cap and a simple tax (at that),” Gandhi added.