Highest GST in world imposed by BJP Govt: Bhalla
Congress protests against Modi Govt, opposes GST on packaged food grains
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: The District Congress Committee Jammu (Urban) on Monday held a meeting at the Congress office at Shaheedi Chowk to discuss important matters.
After the meeting concluded, the Congress leaders staged a massive protest against the BJP government for the hike in GST rates of various essential commodities which came into effect from Monday after the meeting of the GST Council, which was chaired by union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
The protest was led by former Minister & Working President PCC Raman Bhalla and former Minister Yogesh Sawhney, General Secretary PCC InCharge District President Jammu (U).
Slamming the BJP for increasing the GST rates, the Congress leaders raised slogans against the Center and demanded the rollback of the hike.
Bhalla criticised the decision to increase GST rates, saying that this will very badly impact Indian families for whom various household items will be costlier.
With the hike coming into effect, the common man will have to pay extra to buy day to day items, further increasing their kitchen budget.
The government has now imposed 5% GST on daily use kitchen items such as curd, Lassi, buttermilk, paneer, rice, wheat, oats etc.
Calling GST the ‘Gabbar Singh’ Tax, Bhalla further stated that the BJP government has been consistently making efforts to increase taxes, increase government revenue at the cost of the pockets of the middle class and poor families.
It is a shameful and unnecessary decision that the BJP must roll back immediately.
Bhalla further highlighted that the brunt of this hike will be borne by the middle class families, the poor, the working class, who already struggle to make ends meet because of the existing inflation in our country.
Yogesh Sawhney lashed out at the BJP for “another huge blunder that comes in the form of GST rates hike”. He stated that it is such an unnecessary move to hike GST on things like curd, paneer, rice and other essential commodities and it’s sole objective is to exploit the country further.