Stepping up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poll-bound Gujarat, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday termed Goods and Services Tax (GST) as "Gabbar Singh Tax" and said the indirect tax structure coupled with demonetisation have ruined the country's economy. The Congress Vice-President added that Gujarat is flooded with 30 lakh unemployed youths and for the last 22 years, the state government worked only for few businessmen rather than working for everybody. "Every Gujarati has a voice in his or her heart, which can neither be suppressed nor bought", he said, in an indirect reference to allegations made by Patidaar agitation leader Narendra Patel. "You can offer any thing, (Rs) one crore, (Rs) 10 crore, (Rs) 50 crore, (Rs) 1,000 crore, entire budget of India, entire money of the world, (but) this Gujarati voice cannot be purchased", Gandhi said.
BJP and Congress are playing the cat and mice game, chasing each other, each of them trying to pull down the other in every possible way.
Rahul, attacking the BJP government and Narendra Modi, once again brought up the issue of unemployment, failure of the Modi government in the implementation of GST and the failure in the experiment of demonetisation.
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"Congress has today become a dramebaaz party number one", he said.
He was taking a dig at the bribery allegations levelled against the BJP and the president of its Gujarat unit by Patidar leader Narendra Patel on Sunday. "It can not be suppressed or bought", he said. At this, Rahul said, "You want to make the crowd silent Alpeshji?"
The Congress, which is out of power in Gujarat for 22 years, is wooing leaders such as Hardik Patel, Mevani and Thakor who have significant support base in their respective communities.
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During Gandhi's speech, Alpesh Thakor asked the crowd to be silent and listen to the Congress vice president's speech. Further attacking the Modi government he alleged that the BJP government at the state and at the centre can waive off thousands of crores of the loan of the big industrialists, but when it comes to waiving off the loan of poor farmers in Gujarat, the government is unable to do it.
Last month, while addressing students at the University of California in the United States, the Congress vice president had said the impression that he was a reluctant politician was a result of a campaign against him by the other political camp.
After a dramatic dismissal of two successive party chiefs PV Narasimha Rao and Sitaram Kesri in 1998, Sonia Gandhi took over as Congress president. GST is not "Good and Simple Tax" but Modi's "Gabbar Singh Tax".
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