Rahul mocks 'Dr Jaitley'

Rahul mocks 'Dr Jaitley'

With a rhyme in colloquial Hindi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his claims on the economy.

“Dr Jaitley, the economy is in the ICU because of note ban and GST,” Rahul tweeted. 

“Aap kehtey hai aap kissi sey kum nahi, magar aapki dava mein dum nahi (You claim you are no less than the others, but your medicines have no strength),” read another tweet.

The posts came a day after Jaitley retorted to Rahul’s barb on the new tax regime, which the Congress leader had likened to Bollywood villain Gabbar Singh.

Rahul, while campaigning in Gujarat, had dubbed the Goods and Services Tax as Gabbar Singh Tax, recalling the villain from the 1975 blockbuster Sholay.

He made a reference to one of Gabbar’s dialogues to say GST was a tax that coveted people’s earnings.

Jaitley, for his part, said: “Those who are used to the 2G scam and the coal scam will naturally have objections to a legitimate tax programme.”

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