NEW DELHI: The Congress will gherao the Parliament House on July 18 to protest against the Goods and Services Tax, claiming that the implementation of the tax regime in its present form will affect traders as well as the common people.
Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Ajay Maken made the announcement at a party meeting here today. Maken said that several lakh people demonstrated against the GST in Surat in Gujarat.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had opposed the GST in its present form, he said. "The DPCC chief today convened a meeting in which it was announced that a gherao of Parliament House would be held to protest against the GST in its present form on July 18," the DPCC said in a statement.
Maken said Delhi's traders were "fed up with the GST". "Adverse impact of GST was not only affecting the traders, but also the common people," he said.