Those used to scams will object to tax: Jaitley to Rahul

Those used to scams will object to tax: Jaitley to Rahul

Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for mocking GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said those "habituated" to scams will always object to legitimate tax.

"Those habitual of 2G and coal block scams will have objections to legitimate tax," Jaitley said, responding to questions on Rahul's description of GST as "Gabbar Singh Tax".

At a public rally in Gujarat on Monday, Rahul described GST as "Gabbar Singh Tax" and once again took a swipe at the government on Tuesday for the new tax regime, saying it was designed to snatch peoples' earnings.

"Congress GST Genuine Simple Tax. Modiji's GST Gabbar Singh Tax. Ye kamai mujhe de do (Give me these earnings)," Rahul mocked in a tweet.

Rahul was drawing a difference in the GST regime as proposed by the previous Congress-led UPA regime and the one implemented by the Modi government.

Asked about his response to several Opposition parties announcing that they would observe November 8, the first anniversary of demonetisation, as "Black Day", Jaitley said the government will continue to insist on a less-cash economy.

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