8 Instances when Rahul Gandhi proved his mettle

    Rahul Gandhi – the mere mention of the name is sufficient to help flash a smile across your face, right? We completely agree that the man has committed more than his share of gaffes. From his mix up of ‘balatkar and bhrashtachaar’ to ‘Steve Jobs of Microsoft’, enough has been said and made fun of, about the President-in-waiting of the Indian National Congress. He has been trolled to no end and every speech he makes and every interview he gives ends up adding more fuel to the fire. But if we were to take off our tinted glasses and look at him from a new perspective, a perspective unadulterated by various trolls who are at work incessantly to make a parody out of him, we would be able to notice that Rahul Gandhi is a much better politician than he is ever given the credit for. Agreed, he is and maybe cannot ever be as good an orator as Modi is, but he can be the leader that India so desperately needs now to help put an end to the diminutive and regressive politics that is being played out. To put it mildly, the man is a target for the ruling party. And it is an uphill task for him already to climb out of the ‘battle of personalities’ and change the narrative towards the policies. And in order to help burst the bubble of fake news about Rahul Gandhi, we bring to you just a few instances when he absolutely poked glaring holes through the policies of the current government/ripped the current government a new one.

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    7On GST

    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.

    On the other hand, it has ended up lowering the exemption limit for SMEs from a turnover of Rs. 150 lakh per year to a meagre Rs. 20 lakh per year. Some critics are fearing the revival of ‘Inspector Raj’ as government has set up an authority to make sure that the reduction in price of the goods after reduction in tax rates is passed on to the consumers. Rahul Gandhi like a true opposition leader has been asking the right questions of the government on GST.

     

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    1. It requires some knowledge of finance especially macro finance to write such articles..the writer is basically a congress goon, who writes probably based on memes that he received from his friends..

    2. Critics union it appears is meant only to criticize good governance and mislead people.The criticism should be constructive and only such a criticism will be helpful in democracy.It should not support a corrupt rule of the past and try to throw spanner in the workshop of the new establishment.Everyone knows what wrongs the past establishment committed.The critics should point out what went wrong in the past and how the same could be corrected.Otherwise the critics only become vested interests for the reasons best known to them!

    3. Every thing is wrong with this BJP government which has not even completed 4 years. RG asking heven out of the hell his family and party created in last so many years. Can he answer what his party did for farmers, students, jobs, women and country. The list is long. HEtalks about things which are wrong with out admitting that these were brought to this stage only by his party and family. This is a paid artical.

    4. Why do Indians at a drop of a hat go to Supreme Court or start shouting at each other in the Parliament
      Gandhi and his lot are the worst People do this when they have nothing useful to the country to say or seeking publicity
      Why not show the. Proceedings of the British AustrLian or Canadian Parliaments
      They will learn something
      Or is it they have lost the power of Personal gain

    5. I am interested in the politics and news of south east Asia
      I think your PM has PUT on the Map where ever he goes he becomes news I think his directive to stop corruption I. The high places have made him unpopular amongst the opposition perhaps they can’t make much money from “favours rendered” or helped.I think that is how N.Modi and Choksii are trying to get away
      PM Modi has got Swiss to Cooperate which they are going to do.
      Perhaps I am Ignorant of the facts.

    6. Except for Congress, in all other languages “when Rahul Gandhi proved his mettle” means “I am speaking through my ass”.

    7. Rahul was right whether it is demonetisation, farmer’s plight, corruption issues of Karnataka. His speeches are decent unlike Modi and company.

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