1. GST India 2017: Disability tax under GST insensitive, says Rahul Gandhi

GST India 2017: Disability tax under GST insensitive, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi accused the Modi government of being "insensitive" towards the most vulnerable sections of society by imposing "disability tax" on wheelchairs and Braille typewriters and demanded its full rollback.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2017 3:03 PM
gst rates in india, gst india 2017, gst roolout, gst Disability tax, GST insensitive, gst Rahul Gandhi, gst news, opposition on gst Rahul Gandhi today accused the Modi government of being “insensitive” towards the most vulnerable sections of society by imposing “disability tax” on wheelchairs and Braille typewriters, and demanded its full rollback. (PTI)

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today accused the Modi government of being “insensitive” towards the most vulnerable sections of society by imposing “disability tax” on wheelchairs and Braille typewriters, and demanded its full rollback. The GST on Braille typewriters and papers, carriages for the disabled and wheelchairs and other assistive devices have been fixed at rates varying between 5 to 18 per cent. “GST on disability aids like wheelchairs and Braille typewriters once again shows this government’s complete insensitivity towards our most vulnerable. “Congress Party demands a full roll back of this ‘disability tax’ that will put millions of our disabled people through further hardship,” he said on Twitter. The Congress party also put out a picture showing imposition of GST on wheelchairs and Braille paper. “By hastily rolling out GST, Modi Govt has abandoned those who need its support the most. GST Tamasha,” said a tweet put out by the party on its handle.

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    laxmiram
    Jul 4, 2017 at 10:25 am
    what about leaving out petrol, alcohol, real estate? What about 2 GSTs? What about fertilizer at 5 (after correction)? why not it be lower? What about 6 rates? Any views Mr Gandhi It will help people to appreciate or denounce your comments. Please also articulate alternate agenda for governance, policies that will promote manufacturing, expanding trade and investments into India, programmes that will help the have nots, poor, downtrodden, divestments of loss making public sector companies, and measures that will promote agriculture, prevent farmers from committing suicide, leaving farming. Reduce red tape to make common man life pleasant and enable businesses to concentrate on wealth creation. Mr Nitish Kumar wants you to set agenda. Please do so. Otherwise, he will hasten his move to return to BJP, with whom he has a cosy relationship. You know very well, in politics no one is permanent enemy nor permanent friend, except between Congress and BJP. Only certainty is uncertainty
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