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Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

Congress to keep struggling for 18% GST cap: Rahul

Claiming victory for reduction of GST rates on more than 200 items, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said his party will continue the fight for capping the tax at 18 percent and promised the Congress will do it if the BJP government fails.

"If we have to take on today's BJP like the way Rahul Gandhi has declared a war in his new avatar, we need youngsters with the spirit of a warrior and who can give a war cry in all states, all cities and all towns", Chidambaram said.

As many as 178 items of daily use were shifted from the top tax bracket of 28 per cent to 18 per cent, while a uniform 5 per cent tax was prescribed for all restaurants, both air- conditioned and non-AC.

Chennai: Terming today's BJP a party that does not follow and respect political ethics, former Union minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Congress needed youngsters with the "spirit of warrior" to join Rahul Gandhi in opposing the ruling party at the Centre.

Figuring out the challenges being faced by textiles sector and agriculture sector, Surjewala said that "adjournment, deferment, rather than decision, appear to be the "way forward" for this government" and none of these challenges have been addressed by GST Council. Chidambaram said in a tweet. "But we are not satisfied yet".

Earlier, on his arrival at Ahmedabad airport, Gandhi said, "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".

The present tour of Rahul Gandhi is expected to cover 32 Vidhan Sabha constituencies and will be the fourth and final leg.

Thakore said at a gathering in Prantij, "BJP will scare you, fool you".

Before embarking on his campaign, Mr. Gandhi offered prayers at the renowned Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar, which also hosted Prime Minister Narendra Modi during its silver jubilee celebrations.