1. Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Updates: Congress VP says the party will bring down Gabbar Singh Tax when it comes to power

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Updates: Congress VP says the party will bring down Gabbar Singh Tax when it comes to power

Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Updates: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his three-day campaign tour of north Gujarat.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2017 8:56 PM
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Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat Live Updates: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday began his three-day campaign tour of north Gujarat. In his three-day road trip, Rahul Gandhi will cover six districts of North Gujarat. He will hold meetings with women, villagers and different communities during the tour. He will also visit the famous, ARahul Gandhi, in Banaskantha district. In the recent past, Gandhi had conducted such campaign tours in Saurashtra, central Gujarat and south Gujarat. On Friday, keeping up his attack on the government over the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had said his party will not allow the imposition of the “Gabbar Singh Tax” and asked the Centre to do some course correction shedding arrogance.

Here are all the LIVE updates of Rahul Gandhi’s 3-day Gujarat visit:-

8: 59 pm: Rahul Gandhi at  Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha. Take a look-

8: 45 pm: Rahul Gandhi has arrived at Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha.

8: 32 pm: Earlier in the day, seeking to take credit for the Centre’s decision to reduce the GST rates on a number of
items, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said he would not rest till the five-slab “Gabbar Singh Tax” was
converted into the “Goods and Services Tax” with an 18-per cent cap.

8: 22 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi has slammed the incumbent government saying, “The Congress government in Himachal Pradesh opened four (new) medical colleges, but in Gujarat, no (new) medical college has come up.”

7: 30 pm: On Sunday, Gandhi will have an interaction with the social media and IT teams of the party followed by his visits Danta and Jalotra and a public meeting at Palanpur in Banaskantha district.

6: 36 pm: “As soon as Congress comes to the power, we will bring down Gabbar Singh Tax, bring a sound GST so that no one will have to pay anything above 18% tax,” said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Khedbrahma, Sabarkantha. He also accused the incumbent government of failing on the front of providing employment.

5: 34 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi flags off the Navsarjan Yatra in Idar, Sabarkantha, see pics:

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5:00 pm: Congress VP attacks BJP in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha. Watch video

4: 12 pm: Congress VP Rahul Gandhi said that Congress ensured the reduction of items in the 28 per cent tax bracket and will now fight for one rate with a cap of 18 per cent.

4: 00 pm: His night halt will be in Ambaji town. Before his Ambaji temple ‘darshan’, he will address a public meeting on the rights of tribals at Khedbrahmma. This is probably for the first time that the three-day visits have been planned and executed in Gujarat and that too, in urban areas as well.

3: 25 pm: Rahul Gandhi addresses a corner meeting and meets citizens of Prantij, Sabarkantha. Check out pics:

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3: 15 pm: Rahul Gandhi launched a blistering attack on the BJP government saying, the Congress gave 35,000 crores for MGNREGA but the Modi government allocated the same amount for the Tata Nano project.

3: 05 pm: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Sabarkantha, Gujarat said that the GST is just aimed at strengthening the back-bone of few industrialists.

3: 00 pm: Rahul Gandhi roars in BJP’s bastion says, “The government doesn’t know what is in the hearts of the people.”

2: 50 pm: Congress VP emphasized on the role of women in election and also attacked state government saying,  “The people of Gujarat are unhappy with the present government, especially after the twin blows of demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) implementation.”

2: 20 pm: Rahul Gandhi was warmly welcomed in the Patidar-dominated village of Majra with slogans of ‘Jay Sardar’ on his arrival. Gandhi also sported a ‘Patidar’ cap during his visit to the village.

1: 39 pm: Rahul Gandhi will shortly head to Prantij and Himmatnagar before going to Idar, a tribal region. In Himmatnagar, Gandhi will be addressing a farmers gathering.

12: 55 pm: Rahul Gandhi asks BJP to cap the tax rate at 18 per cent, says Congress will do it if BJP doesn’t.

12: 34 pm: Congress Vice President have been incessantly attacking the BJP over the GST structure. On Friday, he gave a three-point suggestion to the rival party BJP through his Twitter handle.

11: 45 am: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday paid tribute to India’s first Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on his 129th birth anniversary. Gandhi hailed Azad as “an important pillar of the freedom struggle and statesman par excellence”. “Maulana Abul Kalam Azad continues to inspire us,” he tweeted.

11:00 am: Rahul Gandhi while speaking in Chiloda, Gandhinagar, said that he is unhappy with the current tax structure and the slammed the five tax slabs.

10:39 am: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visits Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar

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    K.Mundanad
    Nov 11, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    GST rates (whether one or more) should be approved by the Parliament and notified. The rates shouldn't be based on the subjective decision of the GST Council. Tax rates are not a procedural issue, and any variation in the rates also must be approved by the Parliament, though Ordinance route can be taken in emergency situations.
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