Hyderabad: Rahul Gandhi and the entire Congress brigade have time and again hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “hasty” implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), repeatedly terming it the “Gabbar Singh tax”.

After Gandhi used it at a campaign rally in Surat, other Congress leaders soon picked up the term. Most recently, party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala used it during a discussion on the India Today television channel on Monday night.

A member of Parliament (MP) used the term during the monsoon session of the Lok Sabha earlier this year, and “Gabbar Singh tax” became instant hit among the opposition MPs, including the Gandhi scion.

But who originally coined the term “Gabbar Singh tax” for the tax regime?

The person behind this is Nitin Tanksale, who is involved in devising political strategies for the Janta Congress Chhattisgarh, the political party formed by former Chhattisgarh chief minister Ajit Jogi in 2016 after he and his son were expelled from the Congress.

According to people familiar with the matter, Tanksale has created many interesting political campaigns.