Amethi: Rahul Gandhi attacked BJP government at the Centre for “reckless implementation” of UPA programmes such as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and causing hardships to the common man.
Addressing a farmers’ rally in Amethi, he recalled how Modi had “ridiculed” the rural job scheme, MGNREGA, which was a Congress brainchild.
“But Modi realised later what the MGNREGA meant for the common man and he began praising it. The Congress initiates programmes after consulting common people, taking their suggestions,”
“But the BJP people don’t do that. Modi doesn’t consult anybody. For example the Swachhta scheme. He suddenly thinks that India should be cleaned and without asking anyone will order everyone to take a broom and clean India,” he said.
“They told us that it was good to replace several taxes with one tax but there should not be any increase in taxes. We promised them that there will be a maximum tax of 18 percent under the GST. But the BJP government created many slabs with the maximum of 28 percent and then every state has its own GST.”
“The shopkeeper was confused. In the packet of the mixture, one item carried a different GST slab and the other carried a different one.”