The Internet Is Happy With GST Rollout And This Is How Netizens Are Celebrating

End of tax terrorism!

The Internet Is Happy With GST Rollout And This Is How Netizens Are Celebrating

When President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched GST - India's Biggest Tax Reform -  at the stroke of midnight on 1 July, the nation witnessed yet another history in the making. With the stroke of the gong, current tax rates are successfully replaced by GST rates. It is the fourth time since Independence that an event was held at the Central Hall of Parliament at midnight. The last three celebrated India's Independence and this is among the reasons that the Congress had listed for boycotting the GST launch. 

GST, which replaces a slew of indirect taxes with a unified tax, is set to dramatically reshape the country's 2 trillion dollar economy.

"Today, after years, for a new economy, new power to our federalism - there can be no better place than this," PM Modi said to much applause from the 800-strong audience. "We are deciding India's future," the Prime Minister said.

President Pranab Mukherjee, the last speaker before the launch, said it was a matter of personal satisfaction for him because of his role as Finance Minister earlier. He said the new law is a tribute to the "maturity and wisdom of the Indian democracy."

India has witnessed yet another history in the making and the internet is celebrating the moment in its own way.

Excerpts from the President's speech.

Excerpts from the President's speech.

"The new era in taxation, which we are about to initiate in a few minutes, is the result of a broad consensus arrived at between the Centre and states," Mukherjee said minutes before the GST roll-out in his speech at a special function in the central hall of Parliament.

"This consensus took not only time but also effort to build. The effort came from persons across the political spectrum who set aside narrow partisan considerations and put the nation's interests first. It is a tribute to the maturity and wisdom of India's democracy," he said.


The dignitaries present at Central Hall during the launch. 

The dignitaries present at Central Hall during the launch. 

While Prime Minister termed GST as a 'Good and Simple Tax' which will end harassment of traders and small businesses while integrating India into one market with one tax rate.

An official Tweet by Lok Sabha Twitter Handle.

The Parliament on the occasion of GST rollout.

Central Govt's Educational Clip.

1 Nation, 1 Tax Market.

This chart explains it all.

Freedom from tax terrorism!

15 Indirect Taxes have been subsumed.

Some fun!

NRIs expressing their happiness over GST.

India is going to be different now.

Sudarsan Pattnaik Sand Art welcoming GST.

Middle Class is going to benefit the most!

Yes, he has a point!

One country, one tax- Arnab Goswami.

The Finance Minister has delivered. Time to relax!

A coincidence, GST and the Bhagawad Geeta both have 18 sections.

Mr. Arun Jaitley has a point to make.

GST Bhawan lit up ahead of GST launch.

Images from inside the Parliament.

With the rollout of GST, let's hope for a better economy, a better India and a better future for all of us!


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