NEW DELHI: Frail Union finance minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday slammed the BJP-led Centre over the philosophize of Goods and Companies Tax (GST) and alleged it has transformed the tax regime into a monstrous law.
“GST started as a goal idea. BJP transformed it into a monstrous law. It used to be notified with horrendous rates of tax. The law used to be applied as if tax-collecting officers had been hounds hunting foxes. Every businessperson used to be suspected to be a tax evader. And, the GST Council used to be reduced to a talking shop,” tweeted Chidambaram.
The ragged Union finance minister alleged that the BJP-led govt has executed the muse on the abet of GST.
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— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) 1622609660000
“The GST Implementation Committee (consisting of officers) grew to alter into the tail that wagged the dog. The Finance minister treats the GoM (neighborhood of ministers) as an extension of the NDA and its supporting parties. All FMs who order a contrary peep are handled as errant schoolboys. The basis of GST rest in peace,” acknowledged Chidambaram.
For the last several days, Congress has additionally been at all times stressful for exemption of GST on vaccines, medicines and other devices to successfully strive in opposition to the Covid pandemic at all ranges.
In the meeting of the GST Council additionally, the ministers of Congress-dominated states had proposed a leisure of GST on this regard to 0.1 per cent price as an more than a few of 5 per cent.
An eight-member committee used to be constituted by the chairman of the GST Council to be taught about into the topic when no consensus used to be carried out within the council.