PM Modi says government in favour of bringing construction materials in 5 percent GST slab: Report
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said government is in favour of bringing construction-related material in the 5 percent slab of GST, while informing that changes in the tax structure will continue as there is scope for improvement, reported ANI
On Congress president Rahul Gandhi describing GST as “Gabbar Singh Tax” and “Grand Stupid Thought”, PM Modi said “jiski jaisi soch, waise uske shabd (the way someone thinks, the same are his words)”.
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In an interview to ANI, Modi underlined that all decisions related to GST (Goods and Services Tax), a single tax regime which was rolled out two years back, have been taken through consensus in the GST Council, which has representation from state governments, including Congress ones.
“Are they abusing their own party leaders and party governments? ...Just creating a political hue and cry is not good,” he said, attacking Gandhi for slamming the GST. The Prime Minister emphasised that GST is a new system that is bringing about a “big transformation” and is driven technologically.
“So some small traders have faced inconvenience. We acknowledge this. But the government’s responsibility is to be sensitive to their concerns. So, whatever comes to our notice, are referred to the GST Council. We decide collectively how to simplify it (GST),” he said, reported ANI.
First Published: IST