Rahul Gandhi questions GST on Covid vaccines: ‘Lives of individuals will be misplaced, however…’


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Rahul Gandhi questions GST on Covid vaccines: ‘Lives of individuals will be misplaced, however…’

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the federal government over the products and providers tax (GST) on vaccines, saying the lives of will be misplaced however the Prime Minister’s tax assortment shouldn’t be misplaced.

In a tweet in Hindi, Rahul Gandhi mentioned, “Lives of individuals will be misplaced, however the tax assortment of the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) shouldn’t be misplaced.”

He additionally used the hash tag of GST.

His remarks got here after a number of Congress-ruled states questioned the 5 per cent GST on the Covid vaccines. With the 5 per cent GST on Covid vaccines the state governments should pay Rs 15-20 further per dose to the central authorities.

The Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh governments have opposed the transfer of assortment of GST on Covid vaccines manufactured in India. Even Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for waiver of GST on Covid vaccines.

Rahul Gandhi on Friday wrote to the Prime Minister saying his authorities’s lack of a transparent and coherent Covid and vaccination technique, in addition to its hubris in declaring untimely victory because the virus was exponentially spreading, has positioned India in a extremely harmful place.

He additionally slammed the federal government over the rise in gas costs.

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