No link between GST Bill issues, National Herald: Rahul Gandhi

Guwahati: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said there was “no link” between the National Herald and the GST Bill issues and asserted that his party is for the tax reform measure if three differences are resolved.

Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi during a road show in Barpeta district, Assam, on Saturday. Pic/PTI
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi during a road show in Barpeta district, Assam, on Saturday. Pic/PTI

“In the media there is some sense that the National Herald and the GST are linked. I say to you here that there is absolutely no link between National Herald and GST,” said Gandhi while interacting with editors and senior journalists in Guwahati.

Congress has been protesting in Parliament on National Herald issue alleging political vendetta after the Delhi High Court refused to quash summonses to its leaders including party chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul.

The disruption of Parliament proceedings has led to delay in taking up of Goods and Services Tax Bill that seeks to bring in a uniform indirect tax regime across the country. “Congress party had brought in the GST. Modiji and Jaitleyji had vehemently opposed it. They rubbished it, said it cannot be done... it’s completely nonsense,” Gandhi said.

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