New Delhi: Congress Party hit out on veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan for promoting and supporting the controversial Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the Government advertisement. Terming the implementation process senseless, Congress said personality like Amitabh Bachchan should maintain distance with it. Congress said on the one had small traders and businessman is hitting the street against the dictate of Modi government, Amithab Bachchan is supporting the move.
Amithab Bachchan replied on the controversy without delay and said he was not a Brand Embassador of GST. Bachchan said he has done some of the advertisement related to GST for free. On the request of Central Government, Amithab Bachchan has shot for a 40-second advertisement. In this audio-video advertisement, Bachchan is seen as narrating the benefits of GST. He says GST is like a three colour of our Nation Flag which has the quality to connects the entire country as one.
Before this, Congress leader from Mumbai Sanjay Nirupam had suggested Bachchan to not to take part in all the government functions. He said Amithab Bachchan is a very respectable person. It was not important for him to witness in all the senseless steps taken by the Government. The way of the implementation of GST is anti-people. Small traders are on the road against GST. In this scenario, support of GST would lead to great trouble for the actor.
Goods and Services Tax(GST) is going to come into existence for 1st of July. Small traders and businessmen are hitting the streets against GST. Many trade Union across the country are observing strikes against GST. If experts are to be believed GST is a good step for the economy. It will be like a pinch of salt of the traders as it happened at the time of the implementation of Value Added Tax.
Traders believe that implementation of GST would lead inflation in the economy. A small trader cannot afford to buy a computer and hire an operator to fill tax return on it. On the other hand, Modi Government believes that GST will reduce inflation in a long run.