RIP GST; BJP transformed it into dangerous legislation: P Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Former Union finance minister and senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led Centre over the difficulty of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and alleged it has transformed the tax regime into a foul legislation.
“GST began as a good suggestion. BJP transformed it into a foul legislation. It was notified with horrendous charges of tax. The legislation was utilized as if tax-collecting officers have been hounds searching foxes. Every businessperson was suspected to be a tax evader. And, the GST Council was lowered to a speaking store,” tweeted Chidambaram.
The former Union finance minister alleged that the BJP-led authorities has completed the thought behind GST.

“The GST Implementation Committee (consisting of officers) grew to become the tail that wagged the canine. The Finance minister treats the GoM (group of ministers) as an extension of the NDA and its supporting events. All FMs who categorical a opposite view are handled as errant schoolboys. The thought of GST relaxation in peace,” stated Chidambaram.
For the final a number of days, Congress has additionally been repeatedly demanding for exemption of GST on vaccines, medicines and different units to successfully fight the Covid pandemic in any respect ranges.
In the assembly of the GST Council additionally, the ministers of Congress-ruled states had proposed a leisure of GST on this regard to 0.1 per cent price as a substitute of 5 per cent.
An eight-member committee was constituted by the chairman of the GST Council to look into the matter when no consensus was achieved within the council.


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