Somebody on Twitter asked 'What's you full form of GST?' and the answers poured in. Photograph:( Others )
Rahul Gandhi had on Monday at his rally in Gandhinagar, Gujarat dubbed the GST "Gabbar Singh Tax".
On Tuesday he took his formulation to Twitter, and then added some.
He first wrote Congress GST = Good and Simple Tax.
Then, Modiji GST = Gabbar Singh Tax.
And then added his coup de grace: Gabbar Singh Tax = Yeh Kamai Mujhe de de.
Congress GST= Genuine Simple Tax— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) October 24, 2017
Modi ji's GST= Gabbar Singh Tax =''?? ???? ???? ?? ??"
The Twitterati quickly took up the cue:
And the answers poured in, including from former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah:
And Shashi Tharoor:
GST being translated increasingly as Gayi Sarkar Tumhari! great idea ruined by wretched implementation pic.twitter.com/ExBhNY351T— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 24, 2017
GST and demonetisation are being blamed for the current state of the Indian economy.
And with Gujarat and Himachal going to the polls soon, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP have been trying to put some distance between them and the tax.
Modi has of late been saying GST was first the Congress's idea.
The Congress of course has been trying to do the opposite -- lay the blame squarely at the BJP's door.