While speaking about the GST on Saturday, the Congress asserted that the centre always rejected their plea to revise the tax reforms.
The 22nd meeting of the GST Council was held in the national capital on Friday, which was chaired by Union finance minister, Arun Jaitley, to discuss the impact of the GST on trade and exporters.
“The Congress has always demanded tax relief for exporters and also fought for the people’s needs in the country. From the very beginning, we have been asking the Centre to revise the tax reforms, but none of our concerns was considered. We are glad that the Centre has now taken a decision which can be considered good for the people”, senior Congress leader, Sandeep Dikshit, said as quoted by ANI.
Another Congress leader, Shakeel Ahmad, also spoke on the same and said that PM Modi and Arun Jaitley have put the common citizens into trouble.
“After this council meeting, Prime Minister Modi and Arun Jaitley have put the common masses into trouble. For the first time, this government has thought about tax relief for exporters which is a good thing. All these years no one looked into these matters or talked about them. We have always seen that the Centre only resolves problems of the big businessmen but nothing for the small or tiny sectors,” he said.
Meanwhile, Congress leader, Anand Sharma, said that the Congress had warned the centre against the historical implementation of the GST and had also asked them to not create such a complication.