Gujarat: GST is Gabbar Singh Tax, says Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is visiting Gujarat on Monday, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the election-bound state and inaugurated a slew of development projects.
While addressing a gathering, Rahul said,''Every section of Gujarat's society is part of a movement, because since last 22-years govt was not of people but of 5-10 industrialists.''
Hitting out at the Bhartiya Janata Party, he further said that no matter how much money you pour in, you can't suppress the voices of youth.
''Every section of Gujarat's society is part of a movement because, since the last 22 years, the government was not of people but of 5-10 industrialists,;; said Rahul Gandhi.
''When you click a selfie and click that button, every time a Chinese youth gets employment,'' said Rahul Gandhi in Gandhinagar.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims credit for everything. "Our government will be a government of youth, farmers, and everyone who didn't get representation in Gujarat," says Rahul Gandhi.
Make in India and Start-up India have failed, Rahul Gandhi said, as he attacked the BJP government over a controversy involving the company of Jay Shah, the son of BJP chief Amit Shah.
Rahul also criticised the central government, and said that it didn't listen to the Congress,''This GST is not GST, the Congress leader says, this is Gabbar Singh tax.''
The Congress leader also mocked Modi, criticised him for the demonetisation exercise. ''Even PM Modi didn't understand for the first 2-3 days what happened,'' said Gandhi.
Meanwhile, BJP has launched an attack on the Congress and Rahul Gandhi, saying they haven't done their homework.
Earlier in the day, Rahul said,"Gujarat is priceless. It has never been bought. It can never be bought. It will never be bought.''
The Congress leader was apparently referring to the allegations of a leader of the influential Patidar community who claimed the ruling BJP offered him Rs 1 crore to join the party.
Meanwhile, the Congress asked the Election Commission to announce the Gujarat election dates. In a separate development, Patidar leader Hardik Patel said he won't be able to meet Gandhi on Monday.
Nikhil Sawani, who resigned from BJP after the bribery allegations surfaced, said he met Rahul Gandhi. "I put forward my viewpoints with regard to the aandolan and justice to Patidars."