PM, Cong. spar over single rate

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday ruled out a single rate under the GST, saying a luxury car (Mercedes) and milk could not be taxed at the same rate. A uniform 18%, as demanded by the Congress, would lead to a spike in the prices of food and essential items, he said. In response, the former Finance Minister, P. Chidambaram, said: “The world over GST is one rate. Call it by another name; call it the RSS tax.”PAGE 10

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