Congress blames BJP for ‘doublespeak’ on GST


On Friday, All India Congress Party blamed BJP government saying it was putting up a “false smoke-screen” and its attitude on the tax reform legislation was marked by “deception, deceit and doublespeak”.
Bharatiya Janata PartyCongress dug out speeches after BJP’s allegation that the main opposition party was “not serious” about GST.
Party speaker Shaktisinh Gohil said, “BJP government, including the Prime Minister and Finance Minister, has been putting up false smoke-screen by accusing Congress of obstructing GST, while the truth is that GST stands consistently red-flagged for last nine years by RSS and Swadeshi Jagran Manch.”

He also states the Gujarat government under Modi had consistently opposed the GST proposal of the UPA government, saying it was against the federal spirit of Constitution as also the rights of states to fiscal autonomy.

“Modi and the BJP government are now camouflaging paralysis of governance and failure of leadership over the last 19 months to misguide people by stating that current day grave economic crisis as also deflation of economy is happening because of non-passage of the GST,” Gohil said.

“The government has no interest in passing the GST Bill. It is interested only in doing politics on GST,” he said.