Mysuru, Mar 24: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the multiple tax slabs under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be withdrawn and a uniform taxation system will be introduced in the country if the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was voted to power at the Centre in the next election in 2019.
“The 28 percent GST slab will be removed once we come to power. The multiple rates under GST give scope for corruption and therefore we called it ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’. I believe 5 percent tax rate is a good idea but the 28 percent GST slab is a bad idea. GST was our idea and we wanted one tax but the BJP government opted for multiple taxes that we opposed,” Mr. Gandhi said, while interacting with the students of Maharani’s Arts, Science and Commerce College for Women here.