Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said if the Congress is voted into power in 2019, the party will replace the ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ on small businessmen with the real Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Speaking at a ‘Jan Aakrosh’ rally in Valsad in Gujarat, Gandhi said “If Congress government comes to power in 2019, we will bring the real ‘GST. The BJP government has exploited the small businessmen of Gujarat and all over the country through ‘Gabbar Singh’ Tax”.
The Congress Chief is visiting Gujarat after he led the party’s campaign for the 2017 assembly elections. Gandhi has alleged that the Gujarat government has neglected the farmers and tribals in the state.
In a frontal attack on PM Modi, Congress Chief said “The Narendra Modi government is not bringing land acquisition bill drafted by the Congress, which took care of concerns of farmers and tribals. Their Bharatmala project is actually Bharatmara, it is killing Bharat”.
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He further said “If the land is not put to use within five years of acquisition, then it should be given back. In Chhattisgarh, after forming the government, we gave thousands of acres of land back to farmers and Aadivasis. This is the law.”
The Congress President, who received a warm welcome from people of Valsad, said that the Congress gave farm loan waiver within 10 days of coming into power in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhatishgarh.