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Disability tax under GST: Rahul Gandhi says Modi govt 'insensitive', demands full rollback

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of being ‘insensitive’ towards the most vulnerable sections of society by imposing ‘disability tax’ on wheelchairs and Braille typewriters , Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday demanded its complete rollback.


By   |  Updated On : July 03, 2017 04:49 PM
Rahul Gandhi (File photo: PTI)

Rahul Gandhi (File photo: PTI)

New Delhi :  

Accusing the Narendra Modi government of being ‘insensitive’ towards the most vulnerable sections of society by imposing ‘disability tax’ on wheelchairs and Braille typewriters , Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday demanded its complete rollback.

The government has fixed GST on Braille typewriters and papers, carriages for the disabled and wheelchairs and other assistive devices 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.

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The Congress 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. #GSTTamasha,” said a tweet put out by the party on its handle.

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(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Monday, July 03, 2017 04:42 PM


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