New Delhi, Nov 18: Union minister Giriraj Singh on Friday lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his recent ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ jibe at the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and said that body language of the Congress vice-president resembled that of Gabbar Singh (popular antagonist character played by actor Amjad Khan in bollywood film ‘Sholay’).
“Some people are making a hue and cry. The prince (Rahul) is saying that this is ‘Gabbar Singh GST’. This is not Gabbar Singh tax. You are making a mistake. Your language resembles that of Gabbar Singh. Your body language resembles that of Gabbar Singh,” Singh said yesterday while addressing a convention of small and medium entrepreneurs in Bhopal. (Also Read: Manmohan Singh corners Centre over GST)
“Behind closed doors, your finance ministers (of Congress ruled states) extend support to the GST, but outside, you term it as Gabbar Singh Tax. These are double standards,” the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) attacked Congress VP.
A few days back, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also hit out at Rahul for calling GST a Gabbar Singh Tax. Addressing media, Jaitley had said,”People, who are used to 2G, coal block scam, will have an issue with a legitimate tax.”
Earlier last month, Rahul Gandhi had lashed out at the Modi government, calling the Goods and Services Tax ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, meant to extort money from people.
In a tweet last week, Gandhi had posted, “We will not allow BJP to impose a Gabbar Singh Tax on India. They cannot break the back of the small and medium businesses, crush the informal sector and destroy millions of jobs.”
The Congress vice president repeated his jibe at election rallies in the western state of Gujarat