Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at the BJP-led central government over the revision in GST rate announced by the Centre, accusing it of destroying the world’s fasted growing economy.
Referring to the GST as “Gabbar Singh Tax”, the Congress MP shared a list household items and services that are due to get costlier from today in wake of the hike in rates. “HIGH taxes, NO jobs. BJP’s masterclass on how to destroy what was once one of the world’s fastest growing economies,” he tweeted.
He said this while sharing a graph on Twitter showing how commodities like curd, paneer, rice, wheat, barley, jaggery and honey are being taxed now. There was no tax on these items of mass consumption earlier.
“This GST rate hike is breathtakingly irresponsible at a time of mounting economic difficulties for most Indians. The Aam Aadmi will bear the brunt of the burden even as inflation eats into his earnings. Does this government believe it can get away with anything?” he asked.