Centre's GST earns praise, and a horde of Twitter jokes

| Updated: Jul 01, 2017 12:23 IST

New Delhi [India], July 1 (ANI): 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. 1. The conundrum of 18! "Gita has 18 chapters, GST council had 18 meetings.&quot;<br>-PM<br>Thus, GST is sacred. If you don&#39;t like it, you are anti Hindu, ergo antinational" - sanjivbhatt <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Gita has 18 chapters, GST council had 18 meetings.&quot;<br>-PM<br>Thus, GST is sacred. If you don&#39;t like it, you are anti Hindu, ergo antinational.??</p>&mdash; Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) <a href="https://twitter.com/sanjivbhatt/status/880890018398588928">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 2. Blame Game! "From now onwards instead of blaming beef we request Indian Media to blame GST for all further deaths in India. Checkmate!" - SZaidHamid <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">From now onwards instead of blaming beef we request Indian Media to blame GST for all further deaths in India.<br><br>Checkmate!</p>&mdash; Zaid Hamid (@SZaidHamid) <a href="https://twitter.com/SZaidHamid/status/880862392657334273">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 3. The issue of the garb! "We GST noticed a historical moment." - coolfunnytshirt <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We GST noticed a historical moment.</p>&mdash; Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) <a href="https://twitter.com/coolfunnytshirt/status/880856361961111555">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 4. GST Friendzoning you! "Arun Jaitley: I love you Girl : but we are GST friends" - HaramiParindey <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Arun Jaitley: I love you<br><br>Girl : but we are GST friends</p>&mdash; Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) <a href="https://twitter.com/HaramiParindey/status/880856196281806848">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 5. Oh God! "No, God Sachin Tendulkar isn't the full form of GST." - FarziCricketer <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No, God Sachin Tendulkar isn&#39;t the full form of GST.</p>&mdash; Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) <a href="https://twitter.com/FarziCricketer/status/880854879962615808">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 6. Exactly everybody's thought! "Why no GST on Dhinchak Pooja songs Modi ji ? What's the deal ?" - TrollKejri <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Why no GST on &quot;Dhinchak Pooja&quot; songs Modi ji ? What&#39;s the deal ?</p>&mdash; Arvind Kejriwal (@TrollKejri) <a href="https://twitter.com/TrollKejri/status/880820778492547072">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 7. Logistical issues, you see. "People are even afraid to travel tomorrow from Meenambakkam to Nagapattinam. The road is called GST Road." - naveenarendran <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">People are even afraid to travel tomorrow from Meenambakkam to Nagapattinam. The road is called GST Road.</p>&mdash; Naveen (@naveenarendran) <a href="https://twitter.com/naveenarendran/status/880817630038208512">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 8. That's true, btw! "Diwali, Holi , dusserah now the time for GST .. happy shopping" - charishman <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Diwali, Holi , dusserah now the time for GST .. happy shopping</p>&mdash; C H A R I S H M A N (@charishman) <a href="https://twitter.com/charishman/status/874606055119925250">June 13, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 9. English is punny language. Pun intended! "Why are they elaborating so much on a tax? Just tell me the gst of the story." - sagarcasm <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Why are they elaborating so much on a tax? Just tell me the gst of the story.</p>&mdash; SAGAR (@sagarcasm) <a href="https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/880853537957306368">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 10. Hanyi! "Amitabh in next #GST ad - "One country, One Tax, One Bank - Swiss Bank" - sagarcasm <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Amitabh in next <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GST?src=hash">#GST</a> ad - &quot;One country, One Tax, One Bank - Swiss Bank&quot;</p>&mdash; SAGAR (@sagarcasm) <a href="https://twitter.com/sagarcasm/status/880849920021766145">June 30, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> (ANI)

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