EPF tax withdrawn, Rahul Gandhi ‘satisfied’

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Published: March 9, 2016 10:37:24 AM

EPF tax withdrawn: After FM Arun Jaitley announced the rollback in Parliament, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he was satisfied over the Narendra Modi government's decision

EPF tax withdrawn: After FM Arun Jaitley announced the rollback in Parliament, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he was satisfied over the Narendra Modi government’s decision – the salaried class had protested the initial announcement and various trade unions and other lobbies had picked up on the issue. With the protests likely to reach the streets, NDA government has opted to junk the Employees Provident Fund proposal in Budget 2016.

“Finally, the government was forced to listen to the people and roll back the patently unfair tax on EPF. But the attempt to tax the safety net of millions of hard-working middle class ppl was morally wrong and shows this govt’s anti-ppl mindset,” Gandhi tweeted on his official Twitter account.

“I felt the middle-class people were being hurt by the government; so, I decided to put some pressure on the government,” Rahul Gandhi later told media persons.

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