Anticipating the changes that were announced on Friday evening, former finance minister P Chidambaram predicted, "Thanks to Gujarat elections, government forced to heed advice of opposition and experts on flaws in implementation of GST".
The Congress is all set to keep up the pressure on the Narendra Modi government on capping the goods and services tax (GST) at 18 per cent, and to include petrol, diesel as well as the real estate sector and electricity in the ambit of the new tax regime.
In Ahmedabad, Union HRD Minister Prakash said Congress leaders are "hypocrites" as they support the indirect tax at GST Council meets but speak against it in public.
"These are our demands". It may be recalled that when he was Gujarat CM, Modi had demanded national project status for the yojana and pushed BJP MPs from the state to raise the issue in Parliament.
Rahul Gandhi (R) along with Congress Gujarat poll in-charge Ashok Gehlot and GPCC chief Bharatsinh Solanki (L) having breakfast at Chandrala village in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on Saturday. "But we are not satisfied yet. Routine work, like birthday wishes isn't done by me, I give little inputs on it", said Rahul Gandhi. Gandhi, who is visiting north Gujarat, the BJP bastion over the years, is on a three-day visit to the state. Rahul also visited Ambaji Temple in Banaskantha. He will hold meetings with women, villagers and different communities during the tour, party officials said. In the recent past, Gandhi had conducted such campaign tours in Saurashtra, central Gujarat and south Gujarat.