Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government for the problems faced by businessmen due to GST and demanded to make 5 changes. He said that the petrol and diesel should also be brought under the new tax regime. The other changes that he demanded are, end slabs under the “the one nation seven tax” structure, “draconian powers to taxmen” and “multiple form filing”, as well as announce relief for small and medium enterprises and textile and agriculture sectors to reduce their GST-linked difficulties.
He added that these changes were necessary so as to make the tax regime more simple and good. The AICC has also released two videos, giving the details of the statements made by Rahul Gandhi.
The first video contains the ‘conversation with Rahul Gandhi’ in which the COngress leader has attacked the Modi government over lack of creating adequate job and failing to fulfil the promise. He also expressed his concern that the growing fear and anger amongst the youth could turn violent if the government did not do anything about it.
Accusing the government, Rahul further added that the Modi government is forming an army of the jobless youth. He also warned that the army could anytime get violent if the issue was not addressed by the government at the earliest. Rahul said that there are many ways to tackle the situation, however, the government was not focusing on the issue.
The Second clip talks about the crisis that the MSEs are facing after the implementation of the GST. Rahul said that MSEs are the ones which create the maximum jobs and show India’s enterprising energy. He alleged that the Modi government was neglecting these Micro and Small Enterprises. He also warned the ruling government, not to guide a licence raj and criticised the reduction in the powers of the taxmen.
The Finance Minister Arun Jaitley however, on Friday after the GST Council meeting has announced some changes bringing relief to the small and medium class businessmen and the exporters.