Union Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani has launched a scathing rebuttal to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's attack on the Prime Minister where he equated the Goods and Services Tax (GST) with terror.
Taking to Twitter at a time when the Congress party's 84th plenary session was in progress, Rahul Gandhi wrote:
"Modi ji, the terror of Gabbar Singh Tax is now globally acclaimed.
The World Bank says it’s the 2nd HIGHEST in the WORLD and one of the MOST complex.
Along with it, he shared a link to a news article about a World Bank report on the GST.
In response, Smriti Irani, who has on numerous occasions challenged Rahul Gandhi to a debate, wrote back:
"Rahul Gandhi’s hatred for India is astonishing. When World Bank hailed India’s rise in Ease of Doing Business rankings, he rubbished the report. Now selectively quotes WB report to berate India’s progress!"
Smriti Irani was referring to India jumping 30 places to its highest ever position in the World Bank's global ease of business ranking -- an achievement Rahul Gandhi had repeatedly rubbished.
She followed-up on her initial response with another tweet which contains a full account of what the World Bank said about GST: