Gandhinagar: Continuing his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday should stop making excuses and demanded exclusion of essential items from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) slab.
The Gandhi scion, who is on a three-day tour of poll-bound Gujarat, asked the Modi government to fix a tax slab for a new taxation scheme, which should not exceed 18 percent
The Lok Sabha MP also demanded inclusion of petrol, diesel and gas cylinders under the GST.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stood firm on his `Vikas paagal ho gaya hai` assertion, in reference to development in Gujarat, claiming he would not abstain from speaking the truth.
Hitting out at PM Modi over demonetisation, Rahul said, note ban helped 'robbers' in India convert their black money to white.
While addressing a gathering in Gujarat`s Banaskantha, the Congress vice president stood firm on his `Vikas paagal ho gaya hai` assertion, in reference to development in Gujarat, claiming he would not abstain from speaking the truth.
Rahul slammed the Modi for disrespecting the office of the prime minister when he was in the Opposition, and said that the Congress would never do the same.
"Whatever we do, spot Modi ji`s faults or disturb the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but we will never disrespect the prime minister`s office. When Modi ji was in the Opposition, he used to speak with disrespect about the prime minister. That is the difference between us and them; no matter what he says about us, we will not go beyond a certain point," he said.
The state goes to polls next month on December 9 and 14. Gandhi, who is visiting north Gujarat, the BJP bastion over the years, is on a three-day visit to the state.