Rahul Gandhi today said that the Congress will support the Goods and Service Taxes bill in Parliament and help pass it in just “15 minutes” once government accepts the conditions set by his party.
The Congress Vice President said a “compromise with the government is possible on GST, it is by siting across the table, the government is not taking it”.
“The day the conditions are accepted, we will pass the GST. It will take just 15 minutes,” he said during an interaction with management students here.
Asked about roadblocks in implementation of GST bill, Gandhi said, “It was Congress which brought in the GST legislation. The BJP then stopped GST in Parliament for seven years. Jaitley then did not allow it to pass. Narendra Modi, as CM of Gujarat, did not allow GST to pass.”
“Jaitley doesn’t have to tell me GST is good.I know its good. He doesn’t have to tell me its good,” Gandhi said,
“Jaitley had earlier said in an interview in England that it was the strategy of BJP to block Parliament. It is not the strategy of Congress to block Parliament,” Gandhi said.