Rahul Gandhi has been quite spoken against the implementation of a half-baked product in form of Goods and Services Tax. Before the launch of GST on 1st July, 2017 he had said,” A reform that holds great potential is being rushed through in a half-baked way with a self-promotional spectacle #GSTTamasha. But like demonetisation, GST is being executed by an incompetent and insensitive government without planning, foresight and institutional readiness. India deserves a GST rollout that does not put crores of its ordinary citizens, small businesses & traders through tremendous pain & anxiety.” Rahul Gandhi, who has probably taken a leaf from Modi’s book and had been speaking to the masses at his rallies in colloquial hindi said,” Their GST is not GST. GST means Gabbar Singh Tax. This is causing a loss to the country. Small shopkeepers are finished. Lakhs of youths have been unemployed. But they are still not ready to listen. Congress GST = Genuine Simple Tax. Modi ji’s GST = Gabbar Singh Tax = yeh kamaai mujhe de de (give me the income)”
Cleartax defines GST as ‘Goods & Services Tax Law in India is a comprehensive, multi-stage, destination-based tax that will be levied on every value addition. In simple words, GST is an indirect tax levied on the supply of goods and services. GST Law has replaced many indirect tax laws that previously existed in India.’ Like any other scheme, GST has its benefits and disadvantages. The over-powering benefit from GST is that it had removed the cascading effect of the erstwhile tax system. A few other benefits are that there are lesser compliances and increased efficiency in logistics.