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

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New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2017 3:03:20 PM

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.

gst rates in india, gst india 2017, gst roolout, gst Disability tax, GST insensitive, gst Rahul Gandhi, gst news, opposition on gstRahul 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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