GST: Guess what it means! God Sachin Tendulkar; it's sacred, jokes Twitter

Goods and Services Tax (GST). Photo: PTI

Trust the Internet to find the laughable even in the most serious, sincere and legit situations. The social media was an ocean of hilarious tweets and videos even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pressed the "button" to officially roll out the much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) "at the stroke of the midnight hour."

While some Twitter users took the opportunity to free the "beef" of all guilt of lynchings and killings and shift the blame to the GST, some found serious logistical and syntactical issues with the abbreviation.

Ending more than 11 years of hectic argument among the Centre and the states, the GST is set to completely transform the indirect taxation landscape in the country involving both the Central and State levies.


In a departure from the normal practice, GST will be administered together by the Centre and States.

The biggest tax reform since independence - GST - will pave the way for realisation of the goal of One Nation - One Tax - One Market.

It will benefit all the stakeholders namely industry, government and consumer as it will lower the cost of goods and services give a boost to the economy and make the products and services globally competitive, giving a major boost to 'Make in India' initiative.

This is how Twitter reacted:

One Nation and One Tax

GST: Goods and Service Tax

One Nation and One Sachin

GST: God Sachin Tendulkar

— Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee) July 1, 2017

No, God Sachin Tendulkar isn't the full form of GST.

— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) June 30, 2017

After all these speculations...I've come to a conclusion which will end this debate once & for all

GST = God Sachin Tendulkar

— Zoombada... (@zoomphatak) June 30, 2017

Diwali, Holi , dusserah now the time for GST .. happy shopping

— C H A R I S H M A N (@charishman) June 13, 2017

Retweeted SAGAR (@sagarcasm):

Why are they elaborating so much on a tax? Just tell me the gst of the story.

— Shitiz Srivastava (@shitizsriv) June 30, 2017

People are even afraid to travel tomorrow from Meenambakkam to Nagapattinam. The road is called GST Road.

— Naveen (@naveenarendran) June 30, 2017

Why no GST on "Dhinchak Pooja" songs Modi ji ? What's the deal ?

— Arvind Kejriwal (@TrollKejri) June 30, 2017
 

 

Me: I love you

CA Girl: I too, but we are GST friends.

????????????????????#GSTForNewIndia #OneNationOneTaxOneMarket #CAfinal #CAday

— Vizzz (@s_vij1) July 1, 2017

Arun Jaitley: I love you

Girl : but we are GST friends

— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 30, 2017

We can be friends because you understand GST and it will do good for our country, but we are not yet ready for it.

— Ben (@ridzwanhabeni) April 26, 2015

"Gita has 18 chapters and GST Council had 18 meetings." From gaumata to #GST , Modi is the man of all moments #gstrollout

— Devlina Ganguly (@DevlinaGanguly) June 30, 2017