Delhi Congress to intensify agitations against GST
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Ajay Maken on Monday said his party would intensify its agitation against the wrong implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in its present form
Maken said that the GST, in its current form not only adversely affects small and medium traders and consumers, but also common people.
"Except for the name, there is no similarity between the GST that the Congress wanted to introduce, with 14 per cent as the outer limit, and the GST that has been introduced by the BJP-led central government with multiple tax slabs," claimed Maken.
He further said small traders will now have to compete with big industrialists like Adanis and Ambanis, after the introduction of the GST by the Narendra Modi-led central government.
Addressing a press conference at the DPCC office in Rajiv Bhawan here, Maken said the Delhi unit of Congress had earlier organised a massive demonstration on July 18 from Jantar Mantar to Parliament House to gherao it to protest against GST.
Now, the party has decided that in the next phase of its agitation, it will hold demonstrations in all 42 major markets across Delhi.
The agitations, he said, will be aimed at creating awareness among the people about the adverse impact of the wrong implementation of the GST through pamphlets.
Maken said the agitations against GST would start from July 30, when demonstrations will be held at three major markets of Delhi.