Cong protest against note-ban on Nov 8

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Be­sides, a de­ci­sion was also taken that in the up­com­ing meet­ings of the GST Coun­cils, Fi­nance Min­is­ters of Congress-ruled states will es­pouse the “pain and suf­fer­ings of MSMEs, shop­keep­ers, traders, and com­mon men”.

“I don’t know what is there to cel­e­brate,” Rahul said, adding that while the econ­omy was able to with­stand the “tor­pedo” of note ban, it could not with­stand the one of GST. Rahul’s meet­ing was also at­tended by for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Man­mo­han Singh, for­mer Fi­nance Min­is­ter P Chi­dambaram, and Jairam Ramesh.

Since Congress has in the past been call­ing GST its “own baby”, the meet­ing high­lighted “loop­holes” in GST’s im­ple­men­ta­tion with­out abruptly dis­own­ing the key eco­nomic re­form mea­sure.

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