Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that if they come to the power at the Centre the party will make changes in the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
“If you ask us to make changes in the GST or its structure, I assure you that the day we come to power in country we will change it. We will bring in a GST that will benefit you. We will work hearing what you have to say, will listen to you,” Gandhi said while addressing the gathering at Varacha in Surat.
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Rahul criticising the GST implemented by Modi-led NDA government said, “This is not the GST, this is Gabbar Singh Tax. Its aim is to take away your hard-earned money. They talk about ease of doing business and bring back American certificate to make tall claims. We don’t need certificates to see the reality.”
The Congress vice president also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using all resources and power and channelling it to a few industrialists.
“The BJP used all resources, power and channeled it to a few industrialists. That’s how they ran the state for 22 years,” he added.
While concluding his rally, Gandhi promised the gathering to revisit Surat on November 8 to meet businessmen and traders and to understand their sentiments.
“Only Surat’s businessmen have the capacity to match up to China’s challenge. If ever India were to compete with China, only Surat’s traders can do it and they will add impetus to the rest of the nation’s growth,” Gandhi said.
However, November 8 is also the anniversary of demonetisation, which the Congress has decided to observe as ‘black day’.
The two-phase Gujarat Assembly election is scheduled to be held on December 9 and 14 and the results will be declared on December 18.