Published On: Wed, Jun 28th, 2017

Congress Takes Final Obstacle Route To Stop GST Launching

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is at the final step to the launching of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on July 1 and the principal Opposition party has hiked all the efforts to stop the biggest tax reform in the history of the country.

Congress on Wednesday objected invitation of the government’s invitation of special session of Parliament on Friday night saying as the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee would be present and launching GST in his presence is not applicable and not acceptable.

Congress Takes Final Obstacle Route To Stop GST Launching

The invitation came from parliamentary affairs minister Ananth Kumar. He writes, “Shri Ananth Kumar requests the pleasure of your company at the launch of GST by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in the august presence of President of India Pranab Mukherjee on June 30, 2017.”

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said considering the protests of textile traders and others the government should delay the GST launching.

He added the Modi government should listen to small traders and not be arrogance of numbers.

BJP members have confirmed Congress president Sonia Gandhi has been invited by the parliamentary affairs minister to the session.

Congress meanwhile has not committed whether they will attend the special midnight session of Parliament.

Sonia Gandhi said she would consult her party colleagues about her attendance.

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too has not confirmed his participation.

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